Edwin Edwin

Reading: High-Speed Trains
A2 level


In this lesson, Ss will read a text about high-speed trains, learn and affirm adjective vocabulary about railway travel and practice speaking, using language for tourism.


Abc Textbook copies
Abc Passport control

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about High-speed trains in the context of Travel and tourism

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Asking for clarification in the context of International Tourism


Lead in (5 minutes) • To welcome Ss and introduce rail travel topic

Greet students and ask about their railway experiences

Pre-Teach (8-10 minutes) • Introduce vocabulary related to high-speed rail text

Overhead projector shows images of modern rail network. Opposite and negative adjectives are pre-written on WB Dirty, slow, inconvenient, uncomfortable, cheap, horrible, noisy Explanations will be given for any unknown language items. After viewing images, ask Ss which words correctly describe the high-speed trains. They will say none, and correct vocabulary will be elicited.

Gist Task (8-10 minutes) • Ss become familiar with text by searching for vocabulary items

Ask Ss to look at pictures on HO Which words do they think will appear in the text? Have Ss scan text for predicted words

Detailed Task (8-10 minutes) • Ss read text to answer questions from HO

. Check any unknown words High-speed - very fast Bullet- thing fired from a gun Kph - kilometres per hour Ss read article again and answer questions Check their answers with partner

Post reading (2-5 minutes) • Consolidate language from text

What about the rail network in Turkey, I don't know anything about it? Is it like the ones we just read about? Ss teach the teacher

Fluency Practice • To provide Ss opportunities to practice laguage skills

Ss in pairs A/B Ss A/B will conduct immigration intervıew using Role Play cards and prompts

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