Abdelmajid Abdelmajid

Pre-intermediate (A2/B1) level


In this lesson, students will practice reading for gist and for details. first they will be pre taught some vocabularies, then practice their reading subskills. By the end of the lesson, ss will practice speaking about optimist and pessimist people.


Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • for Ss to practice reading for gist and for details in the context of optismists and pessimists

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary in the context of optimists and pessimists


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

T shows Ss two pictures of two people, one is optimistic the other is pessimistic. -Instruction: what can you see? WCFD T : what can you tell me about the life of a pessimist person ? Ss: answer

Pre-Reading/Listening (10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-T provides the student with a vocabulary matching task. Ss work in pairs check their answers. -fast finishers write the answers on the board. WCFB -T drills the words.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

-T shows the students the picture of the man in the reading text p 45 . Instruction: what can you see? Ss : answer T shows writes the title of the reading text on the board. T: what do you understand? Ss; answer. T asks the Ss to read question 4 -a Read the article about the actor Hugh Laurie. T: read the article quickly and and tell me what two things do Hugh Laurie and Dr house have in common? Ss read the article check in peers WCFB T: refers the student to activity -b- in peers, read the article again and answer questions 1-5 write true/false justify your answers -make a group of 3 and check your answers. fast finishers write the answer on the board

While-Reading/Listening #2 (5 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T refers students to the listening task 5-a students listen and say why postive thinking is good for them b- student complete the task check in pairs Then listen to the audio. WCF

Post-Reading/Listening (10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-T refers the students to the speaking activity on page 45. Instruction: in groups of 3 discuss the statements find out who is the most optimistic person in the group Student tell their finding to the whole class. - T draw two spider diagrams on the board one with the word pessimist the other with the word pessimit. Ss take turns to write as many words as they can think of.

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