muhammad serag muhammad serag

Reading and speaking
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice reading for details as sub-skill of reading. They will answer some questions about Ewan McGregor They will match some questions with answers of interview with Ewan McGregor. This will be followed by a matching activity in which they learn how to use the contextual clues to define the new vocabulary. Finally, Students will practise speaking for fluency through a role-play activity in which one student will act as a journalist interviewing a famous actor or singer, acted by the another student through using vocabulary in freer speaking practice as a productive skill.


Abc Pictures,handouts and board

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about Ewan MacGregor- a famous filmstar in the context of Ewan MacGregor- a famous filmstar

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a role-playing and conversation in the context of Ewan MacGregor- a famous filmstar


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows Ss some pictures of Ewan Macgregor- a famous actor- in addition to a pic of a theatre asking them about kinds of films they like watching and if they know this actor or not, eliciting 'theatre and starring role'.

Pre-Reading (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T establishes the idea of an audience asking a famous actor questions about his life. T intorduces the words 'audience and script' in addition to some films of Ewan such as 'Trainspotting' and 'Star Wars'.

While-Reading1 (1-2 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Students gist read the information in the caption about Ewan trying to answer two questions about his life which are; "Where's Ewan from?" and "Did he work in the theatre?".

While-Reading2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Before Ss read through the questions of the audience to Ewan in Ex;1, T pre-teaches some difficult words such as; supportive, mime and shut down on something through giving them a handout with an exercise to match these words with their definitions. After Ss check their answers in pairs, T gives them feedback. Ss read through the questions of Ex;1 then they move to Ex;2 to match the questions with Ewan's answers. After Ss check their answers together, T gives them feedback on a slip of paper.Lastly, Ss are asked to move to Ex;3 and read through sentences about Ewan to decide whether they are true or false, as they also should find reasons for their answers. After the check answers in pairs, T gives feedback in handouts.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To practise speaking for fluency

T demonstrates the idea of the activity by telling Ss about someone he would likes to interview, as T may list some questions he would ask them. T gives Ss some time to think of a famous person referring them to the questions in exercise1 as an example. One student will be asked to act as an interviewer, asking some questions, to another student, who will be playing the famous person, answering the interviewer's questions. If there's enough time, Ss can exchange roles. T helps Ss with any vocabulary they might need and gives feedback on their mistakes.

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