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Intermediate level


In this lesson the Ss are going to practice their receptive skill by reading for gist and detailed information in an article in which three people talk about their regrets. Then, they are going to work on their speaking skill by giving suggestions and advice about these three people.


Abc reading HO
Abc projection of the picture of three people
Abc matching vocabulary HO
Abc two questions on the board
Abc projection of the matching HO
Abc detailed HO

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about regrets in a context where three people talk about regrets in their lives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in which (context) the Ss give advice and suggestions using "should" or "shouldn't have"


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-project/ write the questions about regret on the board If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently? What would you do the same? -Explain what the questions mean clearly -Tell the Ss to think about it for a minute -Tell the Ss they are going to talk in pairs and answer the Qs -Ask different Ss from different groups to tell the class their answers

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

-pre-teach the vocabulary: -chest and show the Ss the matching HOs -explain that the Ss are going to do a matching exercise -Ss do the task on their own for 2 min -Ss check with their partners -project the HO -give each pair a marker -Ask one S from each pair to come to the board to write the answers on the board - Check the answers with the class -work on meaning, form and pronunciation -CCQs

While-Reading1 (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading task

-project the picture of the three people on the board -introduce them: What is his/her name? What does she do? -ask the Ss what they guess these people are going to talk about -show the Ss the reading HOs -explain that they are going to read the text and match the paragraphs with the correct picture on the board -CCQs: What are you going to do? Do you write the answers or do you match? -pass the HOs round the class -make sure all Ss start together -give them 3 min to match the pics with the paragraphs -Ss check in pairs -ask individual Ss the Qs and write/confirm the correct answers on the board

reading for detailed information (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

-show the Ss the detailed HOs -explain that they are going to read the text one more time and answer the Qs ICQs: Do you read the text again? Do you write the answer or do you choose the correct answer? -pass the HOs round -make sure everybody start at the same time -Ss do the task for 4 min -Ss check in pairs for 2 min -project the detail HO -ask the Ss to come and write the answers on the board - ask if the answers are right and ask for reasons -write /confirm the correct answers

Post-Reading (7-9 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-project the pic of the three people again -tell the Ss they are going to work in pairs -tell them they are going to give these people advise about now and about the past -tell them to use "should" and "should have done" -give them 3 min to work together -regroup the Ss and tell them to share their ideas(2 min) -ask different Ss about their advice or suggestions -discuss as with the whole class

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