Nehad Elzeny Nehad Elzeny

Old and New
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about the differences between old houses and modern houses. The lesson starts with a warm-up activity where the students see some pictures of old and modern houses and compare them. The next stage is pre-teach the vocab. Then they will answer some questions about the passage to encourage the students to read the passage.Ehtn the students will do an exercise to check the vocab.Finally, they will do a freer practice activity where students start to talk together about things that they will miss if they are living in a 1900 house.


Abc Pictures
Abc Handout New Cutting Edge (pre-intermediate)

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about old and new in the context of 1900 houses

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of 1900 houses


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students look at pictures of modern and old houses and compare them. The teacher elicits the differences from the students to prepare them for the next stage of the lesson.

Pre- teaching vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • to clarify the new vocabulary in text

Elicit the meaning of some vocabularies from the reading passage by showing the students some pictures on the board and ask them to come to the board (indiviually/in raw) and match the words with the pictures. Then check the meaning using CCQs. Drill chorally and individually and write on the WB.

Pre-reading (6-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ask the students to read the questions and then read the passage and answer the questions by finding which member of the family is doing this and explain the answers. Then the students check in pairs. And then the teacher gets the feedback by giving the students the answers on a paper.

While reading (6-8 minutes) • To provide clarification of vocabulary and further understanding of the reading.

Ask the students to read the words in bold and find the best meaning from the words in the box. Students check in pairs before getting feedback with the whole class.

post-reading (10-12 minutes) • to give the students a chance to speak and produce

Ask students to imagine if you have to live in a 1900 house. what would you miss the most? students compare ideas in a group.

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