Ehsan Ehsan

Celebrities and politics
Upper intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, students will read an article about the Arnold Schwarzenegger. The new vocabularies will be taught through some activities and students will have opportunity to discuss in pair/ group about the different aspects of entering the celebrities in politics. The reading will be started through generating students’ interest in the topic and will be followed with skimming the whole text to find the general ideas discussed in the text. Then, students will read the text again for the detailed information and will put the sentences in the correct order. New vocabularies will be covered in the next stage. Finally, in a freer practice, learner can practice productively the new vocabularies.


Abc P.P.T, projector, white board, handout,

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading tasks so that learners get ideas about Arnold's biography and the way he became succesful in his business and his beckground in sports and entering the movie industry, furthermore his attendence in politics and his family.

Subsidiary Aims

  • New vocabularies and some phrasal verbs will be taught contextually and via a matching activity.


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

Teacher presents a slide in which pictures of some celebrities are shown and ask the students if they know them. Then, the second slide which contains 3 questions will be shown and the students in pair will discuss. Teacher monitors them and after 3 -4 minutes asks for their ideas in a whole class interaction.

Pre-Reading/lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Teacher presents a slide of Arnold as a movie star and a politician and focus their attention on him. on the next slide, a box of some words ( family, education, sports, films, politics, future plans) will be shown and teacher asks students ( in pair) to discuss about what they know about Arnold. After monitoring the students and the participation of the students in the task, teacher will ask for what the students know about Arnold ( whole class interaction). Finally, teacher encourages students to read the article as he asks the students to predict if Arnold would be the future president of U.S.A .

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

Gist reading: Students have to skim the article and will say which of the words in the slide 3 are not mentioned in the text ( individually), then they will share their ideas in pair. Next, the teacher will check their answers in a whole class interaction. Detail reading: teacher present the next slide of the events of the text. Students have to read the text again and put the events in order ( individually). Then, they will check their answers in pair and while they are checking their answers, teacher will ask some of the students to tick the correct answers. finally, teacher will ask Ss if they agree with answers.

While-Reading (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

The teacher will show a slide of some sentences in which the new vocabularies are bold. students have to guess the meaning based upon the context individually, then they can share their ideas in pair. next, they have to stand up and in a mingle activity, share and help other Ss with the meanings.teacher will do monitoring. then Ss will sit and through CCQs, teacher check. the next activity will be the matching activity. first individually and then in pairs. while Ss doing the task, some students will write the answers and then all Ss will check.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Teacher puts students in pair and they discuss the questions in pair and teacher monitors them, then will go for feedback in whole class interaction.

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