Oussama Baali Oussama Baali

A1 level


In this lesson, the students will deal with many reading activities, the lesson will start with a quick lead-in to make students excited about the lesson.Then, T will provide some pre-teach vocabs to Ss in order to simplify the meaning of some vocabs Ss may encounter during the lesson. The Ss then will be provided with H/Os and they will be asked to skim for gist in order to get a general understanding of the lesson. After that, they will be provided with more practice by reading for detailed information in order to make them understand the text deeply. At the end of the while reading tasks, Ss will practise scanning for specific information task. At the end of the lesson, Ss will be given free time to react to the text and develop their speaking fluency.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about Mega-cities in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel


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

The T will display on board using the projector a video of the top ten biggest cities in the world. Then, the T will ask his Ss which city would they like to live in.

Pre-teach vocab (4-5 minutes) • to clarify the blocking words the Ss may encounter

-The T will project to the students some pictures of the targeted vocabs and he will try to elicit from the meaning of each picture. - Each vocab will be written on the board with its grammatical form.

Prediction (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with an opportunity to guess and engage well with the lesson.

- The T will provide students with the handouts and they will be required to work on the ex1. - Ss will work in pairs.

Reading for gist (5-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

- The T will ask students to work in pairs and try and answer questions concerning the megacities in the provided handouts. The ex will be as follows: How big is Tokyo? Is it a poor or rich city? How big is Mumbai? Is it a poor or a rich city? How big is Mexico City? Is it a poor or a rich city? FB: T will provide ss with the answer keys projected to them on the board.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-11 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- T will divide ss into 3 groups, each group will read about one of the cities given to them in the handouts and they will be required to answer the questions set to them about each city they are working on. FB: T will provide each group with the answer keys.

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

- the T is going to give an opportunity to ss to engage more with the lesson by making them think of other cities they would like to live in and why. -If time allows, ss will be asked to design their own dream city and give it a name.

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