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Copy of Towns and Cities, My Home Town
Beginner level


In this lesson, Ss will be engaged in the topic through a brainstorming about Home Town. Then they will be asked to give examples of places in a town or a city. Later, they will be given vocabulary matching task to be prepared for the text. By showing pictures of the places in a town or a city, they will be practising how to pronounce the words. Through PPT, they will also be discussing on how often they visit those places. Later on, focus will shift to the reading text which is about Bath, a city in England. Ss will be working on the text and answering related questions in different interaction patterns.


Abc Face2Face Starter Student's Book,Cambridge, OHP, Handouts, PPT
Abc Face2Face Starter Student's Book,Cambridge, OHP, Handouts, PPT

Main Aims

  • To provide practice in reading for gist and detail and to practice vocabulary in the context of places in a town or city.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review frequency of adverbs in the context of places and how often they visit there. To apply vocabulary knowledge about places in a town or city for the reading tasks.


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

-Have projector ready to project the context. -Have handouts ready to deliver. -Write 'Home Town' to the board for brainstorming activity. -Ask students to discuss in pairs what comes to their mind about Home Town. -Elicit places from Ss to write on the board. eg. building,theatre,shopping malls

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and provide vocabulary to be applied in the context

-Tell the Ss that they need to match the words to the pictures. (6A- ex.1) -Give HOs for each student. -Monitor and help the Ss when necessary. -Ask students to check their answers in pairs. -Project the words and pictures of the places in order. -Have Ss pronounce the words and practice word stress appropriately. -Listen to the words and practise again. -Ask students to practise saying the words in pairs.

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

-Show the picture of the text and tell the Ss they will be reading a text which is about Susan's Home Town. -Ask Ss to scan the text and answer the following questions individually. Which city is the text about? What is Bath famous for? What places are there in the centre of Bath? What is the name of the big shopping centre? -Ask Ss to check their answers in pairs. -Project the answers on the board.

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

-Ask Ss to listen to the text to tell if Susan likes living in Bath or not. -Ask them why they think She likes living in Bath. -Ask Ss to look at the text and tick the true sentences and if the statements are false they need to correct them in pairs. -Monitor and help when necessary. -Project the answers.

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

-Give Ss HOs in which there are 2 questions to help them write about their home towns. Where is your home town? What is your favourite place to visit in your hometown? -Ask Ss to change their papers. -Ask them to talk about each other's home town.

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