Talib Ajaz Talib Ajaz

Elementary level


Abc HO
Abc Discussion card.

Main Aims

  • Reading

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking and vocabulary


Stage 1 (3-4 minutes) • Warm up-Greet the students

Greet the ss and write my name on the board. Firstly state that todays lesson will look into the weather. Get ss to repeat the word and write on board. T ask 'what type of weather' have we had today/this week in Istanbul? what type of weather do you like? ss could ask me.

Stage 2 (4-5 minutes) • Lead-in Set the Context

Set the context. Turn on O.Projector to show the pictures on P.90. T elicit from ss what they can see in the pictures; basic words like sky, mountain, city, buildings, ice, lady, etc. Then ask the ss where they think the places are. Get ss ideas and write them on the board-don't confirm or deny their ideas.

Stage 3 (5-10 minutes) • Reading for gist

Distribute HO'S. Show ss the title "Extreme Living". Ask ss if they'd like to live in one of these places pictured, if not why not? Show ss the text and tell them they're going to read quickly and write the heading above each paragraph with one of the phrases. ss work/check in pairs. T to mointor when finished. WGFB. Elicit correct answers from ss. T could CCQ the correct answers: The hottest-What do we mean by this word. Ask ss the names of the places: Mali, La Paz & Yakuitia Then ask where these places are which country?

Stage 4 (5-10 minutes) • Reading for details

Show ss the questions and tell them they're going to read the text carefully to answer the questions. They will answer the question with the place name. T to place ss into groups. T Monitor to know when ss are almost finished-avoid helping too much. Peer/partner check. WGFB. Elicit the right answers from the ss. T could ask each student to read a question and provide an answer. Ask ss which place sounds the most interesting-Likley to visit/why?

Stage 5 (5-10 minutes) • Inferring meaning from context

Focus ss on the highlighted words in the text. Tell ss they will read one last time and try to guess the meaning of the words.Do the first one as an example. Look at the word cotton and ask ss what they think 'cotton' means i.e. are clothes made of cotton? Do you think cotton is warm or cool? why? Now tell ss to do the others in PW. Allow ss some time to discuss the words. T to monitor and elicit. WGFB. T to Prepare and ask some CCQ's to check as meaning for each of the words. ie. 'Roof'-top part of the house; 'altitude'-how high something is above sea level. Model and drill pronunciation.

Stage 6 (10-15 minutes) • Post reading

Give ss some discussion cards and get ss to talk in pairs to discuss what they found interesting or surprising about the article. would they like to visit these places, etc. WGFB T to discuss ideas with students. SS could ask T more questions around the topic

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