Teaching practice 4
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 codes of conduct and hold a discussion related to the content of the text to develop their productive skill which is in this case speaking.


Abc Discussion Questions
Abc Gist question handout
Abc Reading text handout
Abc true/false sentenecs handout
Abc vocabulary/ definitions handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about English people in the context of codes of conduct

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of codes of condcut


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


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

ex. 2aPut the students into groups and hand out sentences that include the vocabulary you intend to teach along with the definitions. Have them match the sentences with the definitions. After they have finished ask each group to check their answers with the other groups. Put the students in pairs and ask them to see which statements they agree or disagree with. Inviting some students to share their ideas about they one I think would be vague for most of them. ex. 2b Put the students into groups of four and have them discuss two questions on what they think English people are like. Telling the students that they might want to write down notes as well as they are going to come back to what they have discussed in ex.d. Have them share their experiences and ideas.

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Individually, students read the article again and decide whether some sentences are true or false and then correct the false ones. In pairs, students check their answers. ask the students to report their ideas to the class. make sure they justify their answers to check their understanding of the text.

While-Reading #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ask the students to gist read the article about the English and answer the following question: Does the writer think English people are unfriendly? why? / why not? in pairs, students check their answers. Invite some students to share their ideas.

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

In groups, students discuss whether the article has changed their opinion of the English in any way and state their reasons. Also, students discuss whether people from their country have the same norms or not. Hold a discussion with the students.

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