Christopher Webb Christopher Webb

Christopher Webb TP5
Intermediate level


Sts will be exposed to new lexis through reading and listening. The aim is to practice in reading and listening for gist and specific information through reading about mums and dads and how capable each gender is about parenting. The session is aiming at covering the idea of Stereotype mums and dads as well as lesson related lexis about parenting.


Abc Speaking -Stereotype Discussion
Abc Illustration of Baby Rugsack - Vocabulary Activity
Abc Commando Dad Reading
Abc Listening - True/False Activity

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about Family, Babies in the context of Stereotypes, Fathers on Parenting, Stay at home Dad

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Pair-Group Discussion/Debate in the context of Stereotypes, Fathers&Mothers, Parenting, Stay at home Dad


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

A short humourous video of an Australian father giving tips on parenting (How to Dad). It approaches the subject that Fathers’ parenting skills from a self-critic perspective in a humorous way. The video is rather funny and will be a nice ice breaker and appropriate lead-in. After the video Sts will be exposed the Qs about parenting and stereotyping.

Speaking (Lead-in Follow-up Task) (5-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to discuss the topic with other Sts and share ideas.

Sts will be exposed to Qs **Do you think it is a stereotype that women are better than men at looking after small children?** The discussion topic will be displayed on w/b and Sts will group-up and discuss their ideas.

Pre-Reading/Vocabulary Activity (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible as well as teaching new lexis

Sts will be exposed to a new word family, lexis activity through looking at an illustration of baby materials and naming those items i.e wet wipes, thermometer, nappies, changing mat. Sts will group in two groups and share their ideas and the Team Captains of their choice will write on w/b.

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

Sts will pair up and quickly read the begining of Commando Dad article which will be displayed on w/b and discuss 1. Why did Neil Sinclair write it? 2. In what way is it different from other books about bringing up children? New Lexis **Bringing up children** will be elicited.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Sts will group and read the whole article about Commando Dad and underline the important words and expressions in the article i.e Stay at Home Dad, Commando, The man for the Job, Manual. Due to completing the gist reading task, Sts will have a better understanding of the topic and will be prepared for the next Listening activity.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1. Sts will be exposed to the Listening of two fathers talking in the park about the Commando Dad book and complete the True/False activity accordingly. The next task will consist them once again listening to the audio recording and correct the wrong information. 2. The session will be completed with a group discussion of **Do you think, it’s a good idea to have a book and a website on childcare especially for men? Why (not)?**

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