Teaching practice 2
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson Ss are going to be engaged in a vocabulary exercise, receptive skill development by gist reading and scan reading a text about the three strikes law and hold a discussion related to the content of the text to develop their productive skill which is in this case speaking.


Abc group discussion questions
Abc Gap-filling handout
Abc Gist question handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about controversial 'Three Strikes' cases in the context of c

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a controversial 'Three Strikes' cases in the context of crime and punishment
  • To provide practice and clarification of some phrasal verbs in the context of crime and punishment


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

start with the quick game to recap the previous lessons key words and boost energy.

Pre-Reading (9-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

play the devil's advocate and say" In some countries people are put in prison for life for stealing trivial things such as tomato which I find just and fair". after that, ask the students to do the vocabulary task on page 29. put students in pairs and encourage them to discuss the meaning of the pairs and fill in the appropriate preposition for each one.

While-Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Ask Ss to do the matching gist activity in ex. 4 individually. Make sure they discuss and justify their answers with each other and finally with class as a whole. (5-6 mins)

While-Reading #2 (11-13 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Get the students into three groups. Assign each group one case and hand out the questions. students do the reading individually and check their answers with their group mates for feedback.

Post-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Set up a discussion activity ex. 5b and have the students share their personal opinions and feelings about the three cases they read about. Once the speaking activity is finished, provide feedback and end the lesson.

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