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TP8 Reading & Speaking - Is SMS good for young people?
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be able to read a text about a controversial point of view and produce their opinions about the matter through speaking activities at the end of the lesson.


Abc Recording - Semi-authentic
Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about using SMS for young people in the context of language and texting

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation & debate in the context of lang


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

1- Students listen to a short talk about the topic they will be reading about (texting). Elicit answers 2- Teacher shows a picture and elicit the main idea (problem of texting) 3- Teacher gives quick feedback

Pre-Reading (8-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

On board, students provide their predictions about the type of texting problem they will read about. Pre-teaching difficult vocabulary:- Teacher introduces/clarify words students may hinder their understanding of the text using MPF model.

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

Specific Information Reading:- 1- Students will be given ONE minute to read quickly and answer Question 2 - true or false, individually. 2- Pair check 3- Teacher discusses their possible answers and gives feedback

While-Reading #2 (14-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Task 1:- - Students discuss in pairs questions in part 4. They are encouraged to quote from the text - Change pairs - Teacher checks / gives feedback on content Task 2:- - Teacher provides students with comments posted about the reading text (in cut-ups) - one comment each. Students read them. Then, in a group, each student tells what the post tells (without reading it), showing if it agrees or disagrees with the writer's perspective. - Teacher monitors the discussion and gives feedback

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

1- Students listen to a comment about texting. Discuss it briefly. 2- Using space given in part 5 in the handout, they prepare for group discussion by taking notes of pros & cons of texting and personal views whether it affects written language or not. (1 minute) 3- Students discuss in group 4- Teacher monitors and takes notes for a delayed correction on language. 5- Teacher praises them and provides feedback on content and spoken language

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