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Elementary level


In this lesson students will learn how to gist read a passage about foreign actresses by scanning the passage to find the answers of some questions. Then they will learn some new lexis and read the passage again but this time it will be reading for details to find the answers for specific information in a controlled practice.They will also learn the meaning of more by giving them examples.


Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will learn how to gist read (scan) a passage to answer some general questions and they will also learn how to read for details to find answers about specific questions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and review of for new vocabulary.


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

I will start the lesson by asking the students questions like: What do you like about Egypt? What do you hate about Egypt? Does anyone of you like riding bikes?

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

T asks Ss to look at the pictures. T asks them if they know the two actresses in the picture. Do you know who they are? I will check if they know their jobs . Madonna is a pop singer. Catherine is a Hollywood star. Then I will hand out the students the next activity that will prepare them for the scanning and the detailed reading. It will be a matching activity. students will work in two groups and try to match each word with its definition I will ask them to compare their answers together. Then I will hand them the correct answers and ask them to check it together. I will then drill the new vocabulary to make sure they pronounce it correctly. I will repeat each word three times then ask them to repeat after me and ask some students to say it on their own.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

on the board I will write the following two questions: what nationality is each person? Where do they live? then I will ask the students to read the passage quickly (scan) to find the answers. Then I will give them the feed back.

While-Reading (12-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

In this stage students will be asked to look at the questions in their papers. I will answer the first question as an example. Then they will take 10 minutes to read the passage thoroughly to find the answers. I will then ask the students to work in pairs to compare their answers. Then I will give them the answers in the feedback. I will check their understanding of the instructions by asking them the following question: Are you going to read every word of the passage ?

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

I will ask students to write five words about things they like and hate. Then I will ask them to discuss with their partners the things their likes and dislikes. I will give them a demonstration though an example .

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