Reading - Hostel Staying
Beginner - A1 level


The main aim of this lesson is Reading through lesson shape E. After the lead-in-stage, they will be given a text first as the jigsaw, and then if they have any problem with any vocabulary, the meaning will be elicited and explained. Then they will have some detailed practice, then it will be followed by some controlling practice. It there will be time, the task will be finished by a discussion about the student's experience in pairs. The sub-aims of this plan are passive vocabulary and speaking.


Abc Video
Abc Matching Handout
Abc Answering Questions Handout
Abc Text

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about Hostel Staying in the context of Travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Travel
  • To provide review and practice of Hostel Vocabulary in the context of Travel


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

After greeting, I ask students about their experience of their accommodation during their travels.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I give the students some cutouts and pictures to match as a passive vocabulary activity. Then I ask their answers and match them on the board. Then, I show a picture of a luxury hotel and ask them is it a good place to stay? Then, I show them a picture of a hostel and ask them the name of these types of places (Hostel). Finally, I ask them do you like to stay in a hostel or hotel? and give them two to three minutes to talk about it with their partners.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-16 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I give students two texts (one for group A and one for group B), and also give them some questions to answer them individually. ICQ is so important at this stage. Then I ask them to check their answers with their partners. Then as a feedback, I check the whole class answers. This step follows by regrouping the students to have A and B pairs. Then I give them different questions (for A & B) and ask them to ask the questions of their partners. After monitoring and some minutes, I ask some students to answer some questions.

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

I play a video and give them some handouts to answer the questions individually while watching the video. Then I ask them to check their answers in pairs. Then, I give them the answer sheet to check their answers. If there is time, I ask them to have a discussion with their partner about their experience of staying in a hotel or hostel.

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