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Gulce TP8a
Intermediate level


This is a reading skills lesson, with the sub-aim of practicing speaking skills in the context of a bank robbery.


Abc RichBank street plan
Abc Bank robbery article
Abc Detailed reading questions
Abc The actual title for article
Abc Visual for setting the context
Abc Pre-teach visual

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practices using a newspaper article in the context of a failed bank robbery.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in speaking practice in the context of a robbery.


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

WC Introduce, if new students. Ask: What do you see in the picture? (Why do people rob banks?) S-S, PW INSTRUCTION: Discuss the pictures with your partner. Make up a story using these pictures. 2 minutes. (Talk or write? Talk.) Monitor FB- What's your story? Go over new vocabulary in picture (mask, revolver); drill.

Pre-Reading/Pre-Teach Essential Vocabulary (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Launderette (n)- a place where you pay to use machines that wash and dry clothes /ˌlɑːnˈdret/ Stick-up (n)- a robbery (in which robbers tell people to "put your hands in the air") /ˈstɪk.ʌp/ Trip (v)- to lose your balance after hitting something: trip over sth and fall down /trɪp/ Revolver (n)- a gun that can shoot a number of bullets one after the other /rɪˈvɒl.vər/

While-Reading #1 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading tasks

S INSTRUCTION: Read the newspaper article and think of a headline (title) for it. It's a quick read. (3 min) (other: Under what heading would you like to see it reported in the newspaper? suggestions, may be: Horrible Robber Bros/ Story of Waterpistols/Mystery of the Lost Bag) HO. Article Monitor Pair Check. Ask why he/she picked that title. FB- Ask Ss to pick the best headline at each table. Show actual title visual.

While-Reading #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

S INSTRUCTION: Read the article again. Answer the questions on the HO. ICQ: On your own or together? Give HO. Monitor Pair check FB- WCFB on board. Ask detailed questions ie "where does it say that" "how do we know that" Post Reading Language Work: Focus on language (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation)

Post-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

INSTRUCTION: Ask WC: 1) Did the brothers steal anything? 2) Are they going to jail? For how long? PW or WC if small no Ss. One group will be for, the other against the sentence: (intention, plan, nearly carried out to completion) v. (no actual crime, no robbery took place) INSTRUCTION: You are all members of the jury. Some of you think the brothers are guilty and some of you think they are innocent. Take 2 minutes to think and write short notes for both sides of the argument: yes they are guilty because.... and no they are not guilty because..... Then discuss with your partner. Try to convince each other. Monitor FB- Ask if anyone is convinced. Hear the jury. Give my verdict ie "in summing-up, ...." Error correction. IF TIME: PW INSTRUCTION: You and your partner will rob RichBank. Here is the street plan and the details. Make a plan. Include time of day, what you need, how to get there, what each of you will do once in the bank, during and after your robbery. HO Monitor FB- pick the best plan and award credit cards! Error correction.

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