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How to set yourself on fire
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will read a text about Rocky Taylor and they will see what risk it takes you to be a stuntman, they will also learn some new vocab which they might find difficult to understand. At the end, they will produce in the free activity.


Abc Text(English Unlimited, intermidate, David Rea and Theresa Clementson)
Abc questions Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Rocky Taylor's career in the context of Interest or activity

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of some difficult vocab which takes place in the text.


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

- The teacher will show the students a short video of a stuntman. - The teacher will ask students to guess what is his job. - The teacher will ask the students if it is a risky job or an easy job. - The teacher will ask students to give familiar jobs to the one above.

Pre-teaching vocab (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-The teacher will clarify some vocab from the text to the students. following the technique of teaching new words. -The teacher will give the students a matching activity'mutch the words with their meaning'.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

-The teacher will tell the students about Rocky Taylor and ask them what they would like to find about him and his job. -The students will write three questions The students will read the text to check if their questions are answered in the text.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

-The students will read the text for specific information. -The students will answer the questions in the in exercise 3. -The students will read the text to find words expressions about fire with their meanings exercise 4.

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

Students will answer questions in exercise 5. Students will be asked to come to the floor and ask each other.

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