Zahra Zahra

cities, Reading lesson
Elementary, A1 and A2 level

Description

In this lesson students will read a text about three different cities with different features. They will learn how to describe their own cities.

Materials

Abc prediction task activity
Abc answer key HO/ complete information
Abc cards
Abc text HO
Abc Answer key HO/ details questions task activity
Abc answer key HO/ prediction task activity
Abc questions handout/ reading for details task
Abc matching activity handout/ pre-teaching vocabulary
Abc audio

Main Aims

  • Reading to provide gist and detailed information

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking to provide accuracy and fluency

Procedure

pre-reading task/ Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic of the lesson

-The teacher starts the session with saying: My friend is really interested in travelling. I suggested her to go to three cities. -She projects the names of the cities, New Orleans, Vienna and Liverpool. -She tells the students that they are going to listen to three different music and they are supposed to guess at the music. Which music goes where. She asks them to make the guess in pairs. -Then she takes feedback. The students give the names of the cities.

pre-reading task/ pre-teaching vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • to unblock key lexis needed to help students understand the text/ To unblock key lexis needed to help students complete the next task

- The teacher tells the students that she is going to give them a handout (number 1)which is a matching activity. She asks them to do this part with their partners. -Then she asks them to check their answers in their group. -She projects the page of new vocabulary and asks the whole class to give the answers. -Finally, she goes through the words, first models the word, next, she asks some CCQs and then drills.

pre-reading task/ prediction (2-3 minutes) • to encourage students to predict about content of the text and give them a reason to read the text

- The teacher tells the students that they are going to read about the three cities but before that she is going to give them a handout (handout number 2). There some sentences about the three cities. They are supposed to read the sentences with their partners and make a guess, Which sentence is about which country. -Then she asks them to check their answers in their groups.

while reading/ reading for ... (2-3 minutes) • For learners to get an overview of the text/ to encourage students to read for general understanding

-She tells them that she is going to give them a handout (which includes the first part of each section)(HO number 3). They are supposed to read the text alone and check their answers in the previous part. -She nominates some students to give the answer to the class. -Finally, she asks them to unfold papers number 2, so they can see the answers.

While reading/ reading for details (8-9 minutes) • To practice reading for detailed comprehension/ For learners to understand the text in depth

- The teacher tells the students that she is going to give them a handout (which includes some detailed questions)(HO number 4). They will unfold the papers number 3, so they can see the next part of the reading (group a has New Orleans, group B has Vienna and group C has Liverpool). They are supposed to read the text and answer the detailed questions individually. -Then she asks them to check their answers in their groups. -She gives them to unfold their papers number 4 so they can see the answers.

while reading/ Jigsaw reading (13-15 minutes) • to complete all of the students' information about the other parts of the text

-The teacher projects a table (which is detailed information about all of the cities) -The teacher tells the students that she is going to give them some cards. They are supposed to stand up and find another person from other groups. They have to ask the questions on paper number 4. Each group has its own colour. They have to complete the chart on the board with the cards they have. -As feedback, the teacher asks the whole class for answers. -And finally she gives them the complete answer key of the activity to each of them.

post-reading task/ speaking task (6-7 minutes) • to provide an opportunity to personalize the topic/ to develop oral fluency on the topic

-The teacher asks students to decide on A and B. then she says As are interviewers and Bs are interviewees. First As should ask the questions on paper number 2 and Bs should answer. -After 2 minutes they switch the roles. They have another 2 minutes to talk. -As feedback, the teacher asks the students to give their answers to the whole class.

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