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Teaching Practice 6A 10.07.2018
Intermediate level


In this lesson students practice reading in the context of "Neighbours". They will learn new vocabulary items and phrases in a task based reading activities. They will scan and detail read the text to improve their reading skills.


Abc Speakout Intermediate Student Book First Edition
Abc Speakout Intermediate Teacher's Book First Edition

Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about How well do you know your neighbours? in the context of Relationship with neighbours.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of Phrases in the context of Relationship with neighbours.


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

The teacher greets the students and says his name and students say their names. As a warm up, the teacher asks the students to discuss a dilemma about the context neighbours, working in pairs. The teacher elicits students` answers in feedback.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

(ex.1) The teacher asks the students to work in pairs and discuss. Feedback is given in the form of nominating students to share with the class their partner's answers. (ex.2a) Teacher writes a list of phrases on WB and elicits Ss to give definitions for the ones they know. Teacher provides definitions of the rest of the phrases. Teacher then gives a clear instruction to Ss about the matching activity. Points out that the first one is done for them, and asks them to do the rest of the activity. After students are done a WCFB is conducted. (ex,2b) Pair students and get them to discuss if the sentences are true for them. Encourage Ss to ask each other questions to clarify/follow up. Encourage them to use the vocabulary provided during discussion Ss then share their partner's answers with the class.

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

(ex.3b) Students are asked to to read the text to compare their answers from the exercise before. They are told to not to worry about the new vocabulary as they will be asked to read the material again for the next task.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

(ex.4) Ss read the text careffuly and answer questions, then check their answers in pairs. Teacher will monitor and help with vocabulary where needed. In feedback elicit answers and conduct WCFB.

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

In post reading stage teacher will ask the Ss to share with the class a particular memory they have with their neighbours. Using the terms from the lesson will be encouraged. If there is time Teacher might tell the class a funny experience to end the lesson on a pleasant manner.

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