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reading and lexis lesson.
intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice reading for gist and reading for details in a context of news stories. The lesson starts with a warm up exercise with a small discussion. Then students will move to guessing some more topics for news stories that can be found in newspapers and magazines. After that they will read for gist and answer an exercise. then they will learn some vocabulary and then red again for specific information to answer an exercise. then the lesson will end with a discussion in a semi-controlled practice.


Abc Handouts
Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using short articles in the context of news stories.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice for new vocabulary in a context of news stories topics.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context, generate interest and activate schema

T asks students : Do you like to read newspapers and magazines? Ss answer orally. Another 2 questions : Which news papers and magazines do you read? Do you usually read the serious news first or do you turn to more light-hearted articles. T asks for Ss replies and discuss it shortly with them.

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T gives Ss handouts. T chests the handout ,points to the task. Gives instructions: Check these five common topics. with your partner think of at least two more topics. ICQS: What are these words? Are you going to discuss these topics with your partner or are you going to think of more topics? Then T gets the new suggestions from students orally.

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading (skimming) task.

students will answer an exercise.

vocabulary focus • To provide students with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

ill give them slips of papers that contain....

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

students will be asked to read the each article thoroughly and answer the

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

students will

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