Fawaz Sheikh Elsouq Fawaz Sheikh Elsouq

TP4 Reading
Beginner level


In this lesson, students learn about free time activities through reading an interview with a British band. The lesson starts with a revision of present simple positive and negative, then students engage in text-related activities for general understanding and reading for details. Students practice free time activities through a controlled practice activity followed by a free practice activity to round off the lesson.


Main Aims

  • Students practice reading a celebrity interview for both gist and details

Subsidiary Aims

  • To teach phrases used with free time activities


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The lesson starts with a review for present simple positive and negative forms. The students write 6 sentences about themselves using present simple negative and positive, for example: I like ... I don't like ... Students then sit in pairs and share their sentences with their colleagues. The teacher asks students questions about their partners. They answer with full sentences to ensure maximum practice of present simple different forms.

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

The teacher guides students to elicit the concept of free time activity. The then teacher distributes handout (2) with pictures of free time activities and their names shuffled. Students work in pairs to match each picture with the name of the activity. Students then listen to the recording to check their answers. They practice the pronunciation of phrases with free time activities chorally and individually. The teacher then displays different photos to help students elicit the meaning of some new words (band, noise, fantastic, the weather, rap).

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

The teacher displays a picture of the British band on the board and makes students elicit the topic of the reading/ listening. The teacher sets a reading/ listening scanning activity. Then he distributes the reading text (handout 3) to students to listen and read individually. The teacher asks students randomly about the free time activities Ruby and Phil do in their free time. The teacher then plays the recording again, students listen and read again to do ex.4.a individually. Students discuss their answers in pairs.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

After students read about Phil and Ruby's free time activities, they write 5 sentences about their free time activities. When they finish, they get together in groups of 4 and share their activities with their groups. The teacher asks random students to talk about their colleagues' free time activities. The monitors and takes notes on the students' use of the new language, he then praises the good language and elicits corrections for the inaccurate language.

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