Artem Artem

B2 level


In this lesson, SS read a text about different subcultures in Britain.


Abc Gappy sentences
Abc The Best Title ex.
Abc Reading: Punks or Hippies exercise
Abc Lost Tribes in London (text)
Abc Photos of teds, goths, punks and hippies

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Style and fashion in the context of subcultures in Britain

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of nouns and adjectives describing clothes in the context of Subclultures


Stage 1. Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

SS look at some photos and discuss what they see.

Stage 2. Pre-Reading/Listening (8-9 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

In pairs, SS discuss questions. A. Do you know any subcultures? B. Do they have a dress code or a particular style? C. Do they have their own music? D. Which subcultures are (still) popular today? SS help T complete the table: subcultures / time / clothes / music

Stage 3. While-Reading/Listening #1 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

SS read the article and choose the best title for it. PW WCF

Stage 4. While-Reading/Listening #2 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

SS read the text again filling the sentences with suitable names of subcultures. PW WCF

Stage 5. Reading + Vocabulary. (10-12 minutes) • To focus on vocab items.

1. SS look at the words highlighted in the text. Working in pairs, SS discuss possible meaning of those words using the context. (4) SS are given sheets with gappy sentences. They complete the sentences individually. PW. WHF

Stage 6. Post Reading (Optional) (4-5 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Working in groups, SS discuss what would be their reaction if their child told them they want to be a... hippie/punk/goth, etc.

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