Nilay Artemel Nilay Artemel

Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss practice vocabulary related to the text and read a text about a festival. They watch a video and complete the vocabulary exercise.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice in reading for specific information in the context of festivals

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of the festival lexis in the context of festivals


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

T asks Ss about parties and what makes a good party. T draws a spidergram on the board with empty sections. Ss talk to each other and come up with possible answers.

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

T asks Ss to think of a festival they know or have heard about. In pairs, Ss ask each other the questions T distributes. T monitors by walking around. Ss swap their papers and read each other's answers. T changes partners and Ss tell the next partner about what they know. T nominates and takes feedback. Then, T tells Ss that they will watch a video. Ss watch a video about Las Fallas. Half of the Ss turn their backs to the board and the others watch the video. The ones watching the video tell their partners what is happening and the partners take notes. When it is finished, pairs talk about the notes.

While-Reading - 1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T tells Ss that they will read a text about the festival they have seen in the video. T gives the H/O. Ss first read the text and find the answers to the questions. They peer check. T elicits answers.

While-Reading - 2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ss watch the video again and tick the words they see in the video. T checks for unknown vocabulary. Then, Ss complete the description of Las Fallas with the words in the box. T hangs the answer keys on the wall. Ss check in pairs, then they check with the answer keys.

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

In pairs, Ss talk about if they want to go to Las Fallas or not. They come up with reasons. T takes feedback.

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