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Reading Lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, SS will read about two autistic people who are very successful in their lives. They will read for gist and details. They will also learn new words and preactise them in freer exercise.


Abc Reading Exercise
Abc powerpoint slides
Abc Handout 1
Abc Video 2

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about The Human Camera and The Human Computer in the context of Successful Autistic People

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Summarising in the context of Two life stories
  • To provide review and clarification of illnesses words and collocations in the context of Ilnesses


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

Show SS the first slide and ask them to predict his illness. Show the second slide and ask them what s/he can/can't do. Ask them to discuss it with their partners. Show them the last slide with the quote " All autistic children are different from each other. All of them have different strong or weak skills.".

Pre-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ask SS look at the photo of Steohen Wiltshire and tell them he is called as the human camera. Ask what special skillhe can have. After their predictions, show the video. Do the same for Daniel Tammet. tell them he is called as the human computer. Ask what special skill he can have. After their predictions, show the video.

Pre-Reading (3-4 minutes) • Pre-teach Vocabulary

Give students handouts and ask them to match the underlined words with their definitions Student A and Student B have different exercises. Share the answers.

While-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist.

Give SS their text and ask them to list their extra ordinary skills. Ask them to share their answers with each other.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ask SS read the questions and answer them. Remind them to underline the clues in the text. Share 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

Ask SS to summarise their text to each other. Ask them to check if their answers are true by asking them to change the texts.

Post-Reading (5-10 minutes) • Discussion

Ask SS to share what new information they learned about Autism today. Ask them to summarise list thhese information together.

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