Emine Emine

It's illegal
A1/2 level


In this lesson, student will read a text about laws in different states of The USA in the concept of must and mustn't. First they will have a pre-reading activity which they will focus on some vocabulary of places in a city. The students will try to match the signs to the places. While-reading students will find the best title for the article as a gist reading. As a detailed reading activity , the students will try to match the laws with cities or states. During post-activity , they will work in pairs and discuss some questions.


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Main Aims

  • To provide detailed, scan and gist reading practice using a text about laws in different cities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of places in a city e.g. bank,school , library etc...
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of different laws in the USA


Warmer/Lead-in (3-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T projects a sign ( no smoking) on WB and ask sts what it is. T tries to elicit the word sign from sts. Then T asks two questions and also write these questions on the WB. What does this sign mean (It means you can't smoke here) and where do you see it?(We see it in the taxis,restaurants) Then teacher hands in pictures of signs to sts and asks sts to talk in pairs and answer these questions as T. showed on WB. T nominates pairs to share the answers with whole class. While sts give the answers, T writes the places where people see these signs.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T asks students to focus on the places in the city and elicit more places that cities have such as town hall, library , chemist , pool etc.. Teacher asks why people go to these places and what they do in these places. Teacher drills the words town hall,library , chemist and pool. After that , T gives a HO sts and asks them to complete the sentences with a word from the box. Teacher allocates 4 minutes and ask sts to do peer check. Teacher shows the answer key on the board and ask students to check their own answers.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Teacher tell students to read the text and choose the best title for it. Then she gives the handouts for the activity. She allocates 5 minutes for the activity,asks them to do peer check after they finish. She nominates a pair to tell the best title, and ask other pairs if they agree or not.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Teacher asks students to read the text again and decide which cities or states have a law about swimming/transport/clothes/animals. She allocates 6 minutes for this activity. She change the pairs and ask sts to do peer check. They do WGFB.

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

Teacher will give a HO to sts and ask them to create new laws for an imaginary country. Teacher emphasizes that students should use must and mustn't while writing the laws. Teacher will provide an example on the board to make the instructions clearer. Teacher gives them 4 minutes to finish up writing. After that they will tell about their country's laws to their friends in pairs.

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