Never giving up
intermidiate level


In this lesson we will teach reading and speaking skills. The theme will be about never giving up in reference to handicap individuals. A short clip will be introduced to lead in to the reading. I will also give the reading text for short reading gist. Handouts will be provided for the pre-reading, while reading and post reading task. By the end they will have them work in pairs.


Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about never giving up in the context of difficulty

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice through discussion in the context of difficulty


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

I will introduce a clip from a verity of Olympic competitors who are handicapped who chose not to give up. This will introduce the students to the theme never giving up. Elicit questions from the students helping them to know what will be theme we are looking at.

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

Elicit questions from the students helping them to know what will be the theme we are looking at.There will be two groups of people. Group A and group B. Each will have a different reading. They will receive the reading text. Will do gist reading.The students will have about 3 minutes to read l will ask the students what the reading was about. ( A. will read about Natalie who lost her her leg yet dreams of swimming better than she used to.B. will read about Bethany lost her arm at see while surfing yet kept practicing as soon as she left the hospital.).

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

The students will work in pairs while reading in detail within their groups to complete the chart in the hand out, Group A will answer questions about Natalie and group B will answer questions about Bethany. After that I will have the students numbered from 1 to 7 in each group pair with the similar numbers from the other group. remember our handicap student. A will share their answers with their number partner and b will write the answers for b and then will swap roles and then B will then share with A the answers and then A will have to write down B's answers. They will then read the opposites text and they will be asked to underline five words or phrases they want to remember from the text.

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

Here students will be asked about what the two woman have in common. They will also respond to what's different about them.They will discuss this with their number partner. Time to speak will be given to the students. a hand out will be given to each pair so they can discuss amongst themselves. Then after each pair will have a chance to discuss with the whole class.

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