MR. Abdo EL-knawy MR. Abdo EL-knawy

success : have you got what it takes !?
intermediate level


in this lesson students will talk about their opinion about success in life also they are going to identify some new words like ( jealous - steady job - distract - workaholic - etc ) and they are going to do psychometric test to assess their personality finally they are going to recognize the stressed syllable in some words )


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Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a psychometric test in the context of some questions to see if you have successful career

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of some new words related to the context of the lesson


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

# first setting the context today our lesson talks about success . # could you tell me about someone you think that he is a successful person and why ? #eliciting some quick answers to know their opinions about success in life .

Pre-Reading/Listening (15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

# you have three minutes to discuss in pairs or in small groups in ex 1 . # tell your partner your point of view and why you think that . # after they finish i will ask them if someone has something else in his mind about success in life what is it and why he thinks that . # take a quick look on the test just read the questions and try to think which of the areas in ex 1 these questions are asking about you are going to work individually ? # are you going answer the questions or just read them ? # you are going to write your opinion or choose from the areas in ex 1 ? #make a clarification of some words and phrases in the box by asking questions giving the definition and acting if i need to . #then asking some ccq`s to make sure that they understood the meaning and drill the new words .

While-Reading/Listening #1 (15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

# students work in pairs asking each other the questions in the test . # ask them try to give reason about each answer in their discussion . #recording their partners answers . # collecting their scores from the assessment and discuss about their different personalities

Post-Reading/Listening (15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

# work in pairs to complete the table with the suitable word from the test or from the assessment . # write three different adjectives ( successful - intelligent - imaginative ) and ask them some questions about them . * do you think they have the same formation ? * what could we do to turn the noun into an adjective ? give them some examples like 1-able/-ible understandable, capable, readable, incredible 2-al mathematical, functional, influential, chemical 3-ful beautiful, bashful, helpful, harmful 4-ic artistic, manic, rustic, terrific 5-ive submissive, intuitive, inventive, attractive 6-less sleeveless, hopeless, groundless, restless 7-ous gorgeous, dangerous, adventurous, fabulous # before they start the pronunciation part i will make a clarification to the word stressed an syllable and what happens when we stressed a syllable . # give some examples then according to my clarification they are going to discuss in the words in EX 4 and try to mark the stressed syllable . # i will elicit the answers from them . if they have any questions i will discuss with them about it . # then they are going to listen to A.T then check the words that their stress pattern changed . #finally drilling these words once with them and then by themselves to make sure that they understood .

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