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Teaching Practice 1
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students read an article about family ties. The lesson starts with a pre-reading task about the Bedouins. This is followed by a while-reading task where students are encouraged to skim the text. Finally, there are some post-reading tasks where students have discussions about the text.


Abc Checklist handout
Abc Table
Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc English File Intermediate Student's Book (3rd edition)

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using an article about extreme family ties in the context of family life

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of family lexis in the context of family life


Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To generate interest about the topic and activate schematic knowledge

T will write the word "Bedouins" on the board and try to elicit its meaning from the Ss to clarify the word. Then, T will show pictures of the Bedouins to Ss and ask Ss to discuss the pictures in pairs.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the blocking vocabulary to help Ss understand the text

T tries to clarify the vocabulary by giving definitions and eliciting the new words from the Ss.

Gist Reading (4-5 minutes) • To comprehend the text as a whole

Ss will skim the article individually and tick the facts they read from the article. Ss check their answers in pairs. WCF

Detailed Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To practice reading for specific information

Ss read the article once and answer the following question: Why do the Bedouins prefer to live together in a big family group? Ss check answers in pairs. WCF

Detailed Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To practice reading for detailed comprehension

Ss read the article again and choose the correct answer according to the information given. Ss check answers in pairs. WCF

Follow-up Activity (5-8 minutes) • To give students the opportunity to practice reading for inferred meanings

In groups, Ss will look at the highlighted words and phrases in the article and guess their meanings and then, fill in a the table the T gave them. Also, they can use a dictionary to look up their meaning and pronunciation. T will give the answers to the Ss and they'll check their answers in their groups.

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