A2 Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be provided with a reading activity that consists of information in the context of the lifestyle in Britain. Students will also be taught possible new vocabulary and activities will follow. Students will be given the opportunity to speak after about the lifestyle/s they enjoy and what they would like in pairs and sharing it with WC.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about British way of life in the context of lifestyles.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of lifestyles.


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

Visuals based on context is shown on OHP. Students work in pairs to discuss what they see. Teacher monitors. Whole class feedback - Teacher elicits ideas from students to share with everyone.

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

Students to work in pairs - they are provided with strips of paper to match vocabulary to the pictures. Teacher monitors. (If students appear to work through it quicker than expected, provide them with extra strips with meanings to match with the rest of the vocab/pictures together.) Peer check. WC feedback - elicit ideas from students. i.e ("When someone rides a bike, we call them...?" Show Answer Key on OHP. Model, drill and repeat all vocab on WB (mark stress pattern and elicit part of speech from students.)

While-Reading #1 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Use of Realia - Students are given a variety of reading texts (fashions, celebrity magazines, news articles, catalogues etc) to look through and guess in pairs what type of reading material they are given is all about. Students discuss in pairs. Teacher monitors - remind students to communicate in English as much as possible whilst doing so. CCQ'S and nominate students - "Is it a magazine style?" (No) "Is it from a newspaper?" (Yes) Set students gist reading task individually for a following pair work discussion based on the main reading text. Provide with ICQ's where necessary. Teacher monitors from distance as Ss read. Ss discuss in pairs what they think the text is about. Teacher monitors for any possible problems for delayed error correction. Whole Class feedback - Provide with CCQ'S where necessary. "Is this a newspaper article?" (Yes) "Is it only about Britain?" (Yes) Elicit and nominate further ideas from students about the text - brainstorm on WB.

While-Reading #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Students will look at true/false activity sheet before reading text in detail. Students are to look back at the text to read individually in more detail for the following True/false activity. Teacher monitors from a distance. Peer check. WC Feedback - Show Answer Key on OHP Solve any anticipated problems/error corrections.

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

Students to discuss in pairs what they like to do in their spare time and what they enjoy about living where they are, relating to lifestyles that could either match to post reading. Teacher monitors for any pronunciation errors to correct later as a WC feedback. Pairs to share their ideas with other pairs. (Provided there is time or go straight to sharing ideas with WC.) Teacher monitors. WC Feedback - nominate students to share their ideas with the whole class.

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