Reading lesson focusing on scanning and reading in detail, subsidiray is speaking
Elementary level


In this lesson the students will improve their reading and speaking skills in the context of aviation. the students will also learn new words within the context.


Main Aims

  • To improve student's reading skills, especially reading for specific information and reading for detail, in the context of aviation.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To improve student's speaking skills, especially accuracy, in the context of aviation.


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

Use slides to project paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci. The flying objects he painted way back in 16th century. Ask the students what they see in the paintings and if they know them.

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and pre-teach vocabulary

Use miming, synonyms, showing visuals techniques to pre-teach vocabulary. Please see the words at language analysis. Use slides for visuals. And a paper plane to mime. Divide the class into 2 as rockets and planes. Give the students a prediction task. Use handouts showing the first air journey and the first man on the moon. Ask them to have a look and make guesses about what they will be reading next. Get students feedback.

While-Reading #1 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with a reading for detail task

The class is divided to 2 by now, at the previous stage. Give them the relevant texts. Each group will be reading a different text. Give them 10 minutes to read individually and answer the questions at the handouts as a group. Once the activity is completed, ask them to tell the other group what they have read about, answering the questions at the handouts. An answer key will be given at the end of the activity as feedback.

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with a reading for specific information task

Pair the students, one from each group. Ask the students to read the text individually focusing on the words at the handouts. After that ask them to work in pairs to answer the questions at the handouts. Give them 10 minutes to complete the activity. Get students feedback after the activity is completed and give the answer key at the end.

Post-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide the students with an opportunity to use the new vocabulary for accuracy in speaking within the context by giving them a freer speaking exercise

Divide the class into 2. Astronauts and pilots. Use slides to introduce the new activity. Mission to Mars and Destination Antarctica. Ask each group to imagine their mission and by answering the questions at the handouts, describe how their missions went. Ask them to explain to the other group. Mae corrections at the end if needed.

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