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Teaching Practice-8 Health & Fitness
A2 level


In this lesson, the students will be led to the context by showing the Olympic symbol. Then, They will match some key words with the definitions as pre-reading activity. Later, Skim and scan reading activities will be executed. The lesson will be followed up by speaking practice


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Main Aims

  • To provide reading for the gist and for specific information using a text about Olympic Losers

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of Olympic losers in their country


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Show SS the Olympic symbol ( Olympic rings) - Ask them: What does this symbol stand for / represent? - After eliciting the word " Olympics" , ask sts to discuss about the questions below in pairs: - What do the rings represent? cities or continents? - Do they know which colour is for which continent? - Do they know where the word "Olympic" come from?

Pre-Reading/Listening (7-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and help them to predict the content of the text

-Show SS HO1 including the key words from the text and their definitons. - Ask them to match the words with their definitions: Ban ( verb ): To say officially that someone is not allowed to do something Drown (verb): To sink under water and die Embarrassing ( adjective): Making you feel nervous, ashamed or stupid Official ( noun ): Someone with an important position in an organisation Short cut (noun ) : A quicker and more direct way of getting somewhere than the usual one Beat ( verb): To get the most points, votes etc in a game, race, or competition Record (noun): The fastest speed, longest distance, highest or lowest level etc. that has ever been achieved or reached, especially in sport. This will be done individually but checked in pairs. Then, T will ask them the class and write the answers on the WB

While-Reading/ #1 (2-3 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading to predict the content of the text

Read text ( 3 min ) and choose the best word to complete the title. a) winners b) dreams c) losers d) records

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading

-Tell SS to turn over their text. - (Scanning race-for facts activity: Tell Sts you will say a question and when you say "go" , they need to go quickly find the answer. First person to find the answer should put their hand up. Elicit the answer then repeat the process. 1) What’s the name of the American runner? FRED LORZ 2) Who was the unluckiest runner? The Italian Dorando Pietri 3) In how many metres swimming event did Ramzan make history? 1,500-metre 4) In what style swim did Eric race? Freestyle 5) What is the slowest swimming record? 1 min and 52 seconds 6) Where was 1908 Olympics? London, England 7) What was the year of Sydney Olympic? 2000

While-Reading #3 (8-10 minutes) • To provide with more challenging detaled reading

Read the text and answer the multiple choice questions ( teacher-made) Adated from Global / Pre-Intermediate SB.107 Circle the letter of the correct answer. 1) Lorz was banned from races for ______________ a) two years b) a year c) three years 2) The Italian Dorando Pietri was one of the ________ marathon runners. a) unluckiest b) happiest c) fittest 3) The Olympic committee said Pietri couldn’t be the winner because Olympic ______________ had helped him cross the line. a) runners b) winners c) officials 4) Pakistani swimmer M. Ramzan ___________ history in the 1,500-metre swimming event. a) made b) wrote c) shaped 5) The officials worried that E. Moussambani was ______________. a) drowning b) drawing c) driving This will be done individually bu checked in pairs. Then, T will elicit the answer and write on the WB

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide the students Free Speaking Practice of the context

- Make SS groups of two or three, ask them to talk about the following questions: - Do you know that your country has participated in Olympics? - If yes, how successful were the sportspeople? - Do you know that where will the next Olympic games be held? - Are there any sportspeople who were banned from races in your country?

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