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TP5 - Citybikes
A1 level


In this lesson, Ss read about the free bikes people in Paris can use to reduce air/traffic pollution. The lesson starts with a discussion about living in İstanbul. Then Ss focus on the title and the photo to predict what the text is about and write questions that they want to learn about when they read the text.This is followed by a pre-teaching vocabulary stage. After this, Ss read for detailed information. Finally, there will be a follow-up task that Ss will work in pairs / groups and have another personalized discussion on providing solutions to traffic in İstanbul.


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Main Aims

  • To provide specific information and detail comprehension reading tasks in the context of city transport systems.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a communicative activity for Ss to produce their own sentences on providing solutions for city transport


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T starts a whole class discussion by asking how Ss feel about living in İstanbul. T shows some pictures about the transportation problems in İstanbul. Ss talks about the pictures and questions in ex. 1 in pairs. T gets a whole class feedback at the end of discussion.

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible.

T asks if Ss like riding bike and if they know any countries using bikes as a means of transport and if it is possible to use bike as a means of transport in İstanbul. T tells Ss that they are going to read a reading text and asks Ss look at the photo and the title of the text. and asks ' What do you think the article is about?' T explains that students need to know some words for the reading they will do. T checks understanding of the words: SS recall or learn the selected words and answer concept questions. 1. cycling, cyclist T shows a picture of cyclists. What are they doing? Walking, swimming? How do we call people riding a bike? 2. pick-up station, scheme T shows a picture of a pick-up station. What is the woman doing? Is she waiting for a bus at a bus station? Is this her bike or not? Do you think this is the only station that people can take a bike or are there others in the city? Is there a system in the city? Do you think she will take the bike home or leave it at any other station? 3. condition Do you think little children between 6-13 years old can take a bike from these stations? Or are they too young to ride these bikes? 4. lorry T shows a picture of a lorry carrying bikes. How do you think they carry these bikes? Do they need small or large vehicles? How do we call these large vehicles? 5. uphill, downhill T shows pictures of cyclists riding uphill and downhill. Is he riding in a high area or low area? (by using gestures) Is he riding up or down the hill?

While-Reading#1 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging specific information reading task.

T asks Ss what they want to learn when they read the text. Ss then check the example question and write more questions they want to know. T writes their questions on the board. T gives 3 mins to read and find the answers to their questions. In feedback, T sticks the cut up answers on the board and nominates one student from each pair to match an answer with the question.

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

Ss read the sentences in ex.3 first. T gives 3-5 mins to check and write the correct answers. Ss compare their answers with a partner. In feedback, T nominates different students to check the answers.

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

T ask Ss discuss if the Citybike system a good idea for the traffic problem in İstanbul or not and give reasons. SS then have discussion on what the other solutions to Istanbul’s traffic problem they can provide. In feedback, Ss vote on the best idea to take to city council.

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