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It's a dog's life
Beginner level


In this lesson, SS scan the reading to answer the questions. They also practice grammar which is making yes-no questions (is, do, does) regarding the information in reading.


Abc Straightforward beginner student book
Abc WB
Abc HO
Abc HO
Abc HO

Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about a dog's life and review grammar of yes-no questions using the reading text (do/does/am/is)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of different kind of jobs for dogs as well as checking the meaning of some vocabulary in the reading text. Additionally, at the end SS do a speaking activity.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

After greeting, T places a picture of dog on the WB. Do you like dogs? Do you have a dog? what does a dog do? Can dogs have a job? What jobs do they do?

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible (different jobs for dogs)

SS are given a matching exercise. SS match the dogs jobs (a police dog, a show dog, a guide dog, a sheep dog) to 4 pictures. For feedback T elicits the answers from SS and writes on the WB. T points to the sheep for checking the meaning. for guide dog T asks CCQ, do they help people?yes do they help people who have problems?yes T points to the black glasses in the picture, SS: glasses. T: can he see?no, T mimes, T: he is ... . one S may say blind, if not T writes blind on WB. T pre-teaches some vocabulary in the text: together, alone, difficult, magazine, fashion.

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

Jigsaw reading; SS are divided in 2 groups. group A and group B. The first half of the class are A and the rest are B. SS are given a HO. SS A read about Milo and SS B read about Bertie. Under each text there is a table with 6 questions (2 columns) about Milo and Bertie (questions are the same in both groups). SS A answer about Milo and SS B answer about Bertie. Then, each student A sits with a student from group B and they answer the second column (this time A answers about Bertie and B answers about Milo). For feedback, T elicits answers from SS.

While-Reading2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide SS practicing grammar, answering questions about grammar (yes/no questions with is/do/does)

T answers the first 4 questions on the WB so that SS can answer the rest. T ask CCQs, why we use "do", why "does", why "is" . T clarifies them on the WB. For feedback SS write the answers on the WB.

Post-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To provide SS with practicing speaking

SS work in pairs. Ask and answer the questions in the last exercise. For eg,is Milo a police dog? Yes, he is.

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