Ayat Nabil Ayat Nabil

Teaching Practice 4
Elementary level


In this lesson ss will practice reading, listening for specific information as well as speaking.


Abc Pictures of the Holy month of Ramadan and Kahk
Abc New English File Elementary Student's book pp 34,35
Abc pictures of Christmas tree, coffee, autumn, Nageeb Mahfouz
Abc Handouts
Abc Background music

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson ss will have practiced reading and listening for specific information.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking in the context of festivals and favorite times.


Lead-in and pre-teaching vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage students and pre teach vocabulary.

- Present to the students pictures of the Holy month of Ramadan and Kahk and ask them the following questions: can you guess which month is this? What Muslims do in Ramadan? Do they eat? Do they drink? From fajr until? What is this? When do people eat it? (eliciting the topic festivals), Are these festivals interesting? Do people gather and meet in festivals? (checking meaning). -Start drilling (all of them together, groups and individuals) the following: Festival : /ˈfestɪvl/ (noun) Fascinating: /ˈfæsɪneɪtɪŋ/ (adj) , highlight stress in festival and fascinating and then write the topic on the board.

Reading for specific information and practicing speaking. (10-15 minutes) • To practice reading and speaking about the festivals

-Set the task, make instructions clear (read the text and match), demonstrate the activity with them, each one on his own followed by pair check then feedback. -Set the next task (1b and 1c), make instructions clear, demonstrate the activity with them,read the passage again, work in pairs then together answer the questions. -Set the follow up speaking activity (2b), make instructions clear, work in pairs, write questions to use on the board.

Reading and listening practice (10-15 minutes) • To make ss familiar with times of day, days of the week, seasons and months of the year as well as public holidays

-Present pictures of Christmas tree, coffee, autumn and novelist and ask them CCQs What is this? So the name of the festival is...? Which season is this? What are the other 3 seasons? Who is this? What does he write? So he is a... -Set the task, give instructions (match questions at the bottom of the page with their answers above them each one on his own) and demonstrate, pair check while monitoring, then feedback. - Set the listening task (5b), instructions and demo, answer alone, check with partner, then feedback. -Set listening task (5c), instructions, answer alone, check with partner then give them handouts.

Post-reading and post-listening (speaking practice) (8-10 minutes) • To give ss the chance to practice speaking using what they learnt during the lesson.

-Set the task (6), give instructions, drill the questions on the board, monitor the exercise while playing music.

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