Nihan Kywall.31 March 2018.Reading and Speaking
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students are going to read a text about 'how men and women argue'. First I will some photos of couples who are having argument. Students are going to talk about the relationships, the respond they give during the argument. Students will play hot potato game and they will be familiar with the unknown words in the reading text. Students will share ideas about different strategies when men and women argue. Then they will read the text to get some information about the text. Students willread and mark the sentences true- false. Then they will look at the words and phrases which are related to arrguing. End of the lesson students will get role play cards and they will work with their partners to act out.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about how men and women argue in the context of relationship.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of relationship.


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

Students see some pictures on the board and they disscuss with their partners : How would you respond if you had an argument with you partner?' Ask for feedback.

Pre-Reading (6-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Hot potato game. Students get 2 or 3 vocabulary stripes. They stand up and show the word to each other. On the other side of the paper the meaning is written. Students ask each other: 'Do you know this word?' If the students know the meaning she/he says it but if he/she doesn't know it, she/he takes the card and learns the meaing.The aim of the game is to learn the meanings of the words. Students will get familiar with the topic. Then students talk about their experiences, what do couples typically argue about? T asks: 'Do you think men and women use different strategies when they argue?' In what way?

While-Reading#1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Teacher shows three headlines about the story and asks students to read the text and discuss with their partners which title is the closest to the context. Teacher asks students opinions about the closest title. Then teacher gives the students the summary of the text and they try to put them in the correct order. When they finish they turn over the story and check their answers.

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Students read the article again and mark the sentences true or false. Then they underline the parts of the article that gives them the answers. The students first check with their partners the answers and then teacher shows the answers. Then students get the highlighted words and phrases which are related to arguing. They work with a partner, try to fill in the gaps with the correct words highlighted. When they turn over the paper, they see the answer key.

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

Teacher asks:' Do they agree with what the text says about the different way men and women argue?' Students discuss with their partners. Then teacher asks whole class to get their opinions about the topic. Then students work in partners and they each get a role play cards. First they work with partners and then they act out.

Error Correction/Feedback (2-3 minutes) • To provide feedback on student's production and use of language.

If students make any mistakes during monitoring or speaking activites teacher writes the sentences on the board and students take some notes.

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