seray seray

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will do a jigsaw reading and develop their reading skill for specific and detailed information in the context of historical moments 'giant leaps for mankind' through communicating with each other during reading activities, later on they will have an opportunity to respond to the text by a semi-controlled speaking activity.


Abc Handout 1 / vocab
Abc Handout 5 / speaking activity
Abc Handout 4 / detailed info questions
Abc Handout 3 / texts
Abc Handout 2 / specific info questions
Abc PP- five pictures related with vocab
Abc PP-quote

Main Aims

  • To provide a jigsaw reading for specific and detailed information in the context of historical moments 'giant leaps for mankind'.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a semi-controlled speaking activity on the four big moments mentioned in the texts.


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

- Project a famous quote (by Neil Armstrong) on the board: 'One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.' and ask students to whom this quote belongs and their comments on that. - Ask Ss to think of some other historical moments like that.

Pre-teaching (6-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text through pre-teaching some vocab

- Give a handout to each student to match the words to their definitions. - Pair work and check. - Project the feedback on the board with some related pictures but without the words and have the answers from the class. - Elicit the form from the Ss and drill if needed.

Reading for specific information (14-16 minutes) • To have students develop the sub-skill, scanning for specific information

- Separate Ss into two groups (to be named) and tell each group will read a different text. - Pointing at the questions, tell the Ss to read them at first and then scan the texts to find the answers. - Peer check and ask them to find the feedback posted under their desks. - Later on, pair the students from another group and have them tell each other what they have read and take note. - Nominate Ss to summarize their partner's text to the class.

Reading for detailed information (10-12 minutes) • To have students read the texts for detailed information thoroughly

- Have the Ss get back to their seats in her/his own group. - Pointing at the questions, tell the Ss to have a look at the questions at first and then read the text to find the answers. Working/checking the answers in pairs. - Then, pair each student from another group again and have them ask the questions each other. - Post the feedback on the walls around the classroom.

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

- Point at the questions on the handout and have the Ss ask-answer in pair. - Elicit Ss' answers and have a brief discussion.

If time activity • To provide Ss with a freer speaking activity for fluency

- Have the Ss discuss about what they would like to invent and why.

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