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Bank Robbers Lesson
Intermediate Students level


As a Pre-reading activity, looking through some pictures, the students will share ideas about robbery. This will make them interested in the reading itself. Also they will be given some sentences about the vocabulary they have already learnt and asked to make sentences.Then they will have a quick look at the reading to find a headline for it. They will discuss over it. The teacher will give some suggestions, too. Later they will go through the reading to get the answers for specific questions. The lesson will continue with the students discussing with each other, giving opinions about the judge's decision about the robbers. The lesson will be over by doing "True, False" exercises as the second part of the post reading activity.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about bank robbers in the context of robbery

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of words about robbery in the context of robbery
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a summary in the context of roberry


Pre-reading (5-7 minutes) • Warm up, Speaking

In this stage,for the purpose of prereading activity,before the teacher begins the lesson he or she will stick some pictures on the board to arouse their interest. The teacher will ask them what those pictures are about. This will not be done in groups. This activity will help them discuss about something which is directly related to the reading they are going to be prepared for. The teacher might use the WB to correct students' mistakes.

Prereading_Vocab (5-7 minutes) • Vocabulary

The teacher will ask them what they remember from the words they have learnt during the lesson before, to help them remember some I will give them some papers with sentences on them. Then with a very quick review the teacher will ask them to make sentences using them to understand how they are used in a context. Again this activity will not be in groups. Depending on the need the teacher will correct the pronunciations and make them repeat them.

Reading (8-10 minutes) • Reading, Speaking

Here the teacher will ask them to have a quick look at the reading to find a suitable heading for the reading. The students will do this alone. The teacher will walk around just for the purpose of monitoring.Later the teacher will ask them to work in groups of three and discuss their choices, to find out WHYs. Then each group will choose a representative to support their choice. The teacher will get some general FBs. If needed he or she will use the whiteboard to correct them.

Reading (4-6 minutes) • Reading for Gist

Here the students will work in groups of three or four to find the answers for the questions of the second activity. The teacher will avoid interruptions as much as possible. While the students are trying to find the answers the teacher will just move around and monitor them.They will share ideas and find the correct answers in groups. Then from each group a representative will read the answer.The teacher will repeat the answers aloud if necessary and ask the other groups whether they have written similar answers.

Postreading (5-7 minutes) • Speaking

Here the teacher will ask the direct question of exercise 3:"Do you agree with the judge's sentence?Why or Why not?" . But before that the teacher will divide the class into groups of three or four. Each group will discuss it and again one as the representative, not the one chosen before, will describe their reasons. While the students are working again the teacher will just walk around and monitor them. There will be no intrusions again, except for the purpose of correcting the mistakes. The teacher will get some general FBs.

Postreading (3-4 minutes) • Speaking

At this stage the teacher will give the students some True, False questions and ask them to do them. Firstly they will do it individually, then the teacher will divide them into groups to discuss their answers. The teacher will just move around and check them.Again from each group one as a representative will read the sentence and say: "True or False."

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