Zelal Zelal

TP7 - Reading Lesson
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson students practice skimming and reading for specific information in the context of TV. As a lead-in students answer a question related to the topic in pairs. Then for the pre-reading stage teacher pre-teaches the vocabulary that the students may find difficult. For while reading 1, students skim the text and in groups try to come up with a title. In while reading 2, students will answer questions related to the text and read in detail. In the end, students will answer open ended questions in pairs for a few minutes and then walk around the classroom to talk to as much friends as possible about the questions.


Main Aims

  • To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about killing your tv in the context of television

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in conversations in the context of television


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher asks one student if he could live without TV for a week and why; then asks students to ask the same question to friends sitting next to them for a minute. Then each student reports back to the classroom if their friends could live without TV for a week and why.

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

Teacher provides the definition and students guess what the word is. Teacher asks what other words can be used instead for each word. Teacher asks students to come up with some examples. After clarifying meaning, teacher clarifies form, pronunciation and appropriacy. The vocabulary; turn off, especially, fun, exciting, tired, boring, interesting, surprised, frightening, worried, murder, advert, worrying, happen.

While-Reading #1 (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task

Teacher gives each student the text without the title on it. Students skim the text for a minute and then get into groups of 3 or 4 in order to come up with a title that is closest to the original one. Students discuss in groups for 2 minutes and when they are done they write their ideas on the board. Students from other groups comment on the tittles each group came up with. Then teacher writes the original title on the board and students vote for the closest title.

While-Reading #2 (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with more detailed reading task

Teacher asks students to read the text individually for a few minutes. Then she gives the handout that has questions related to the text and asks students to give answers. Then teacher asks students to check their answers with pairs; teacher elicits the answers, gives feedback.

Post-Reading (12-14 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Teacher asks students to work in new pairs and gives each student a handout with questions. Teacher briefly explains the questions and students ask and answer questions for 3-4 minutes. Then students walk around the classroom and ask and answer the questions talking to other students in the classroom. Teacher monitors, writes down the errors and gives feedback in the end.

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