Grande Finale
B2 level


Abc Jigsaw Reading exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of first aid terms in the context of quiz and activities related to emergency care

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide semi-controlled speaking practice in a functional/communicative language in the context of medical emergencies


Pre-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible, set context and introduce vocabulary.

Students will mime and elicit 16 vocab terms which will be used in the lesson. Students will be placed in two teams, all standing close to the board. I will alternate choosing a member of each team to mime and give them a card with a picture and terms. Each will have a maximum 20 seconds to mime their term, after which I will butt in and say it myself. I will write the terms on the board when they are given and keep score. Vocab will be highlighted with CCQs in feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with specific information reading task.

Pre-teach "FIRST AID". Individually, students will read a brief text/quiz about first aid care and determine the meanings of 10 underlined terms from the context and photos, then peer check. Vocabulary terms will be clarified in feedback. Students will then answer the questions in the first aid quiz.

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

Students will split into pairs for jigsaw reading. Each has answers to 3 questions and must ask for the other 3. After sharing info they will turn over their answers and, to test their listening and memory, return to the quiz and check their guesses/answers, discuss with peers. Brief WC feedback will follow.

Post-Reading (IMPROV ROULETTE) (15-18 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to use and apply what they've learned in freer practice

After taking some volunteers to demonstrate and explain the activity, students will form into groups of four for this improv role play exercise. The four roles will include VICTIM, HERO (someone who knows the proper procedure) and 2 WILDCARDS (worried friend or family member, stranger, someone with bad advice, etc.). Everyone should aim to use vocab from the lesson. I will elicit scenarios from students before randomly distributing one of six sets of cards describing general scenario and roles: kitchen mishap, sports injury, restaurant scene, crime victim, medieval battle field, 'there's a fire!'. Groups will be given a minute or so to determine the details of their scene, then I will call ACTION! and they will have about 2 minutes to perform while I monitor. After brief input cards will be passed along and group will repeat under new scenarios until the end of class, hopefully 3 different scenes.

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