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AOU Demo
Upper Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about From Student to Employee: A Difficult Transition in the context of skills needed for the workplace.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of skills needed for the workplace.


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

Show a list on the screen and elicits SS' ideas and responses. Divide SS into pairs. Then ask them to underline 3 skills that are necessary to succeed at work and cross out 3 that are not necessary. Monitors and listens. Then conduct an open class discussion on content.

Pre-teaching vocabulary (mpf) (6-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Expose Ss to the Word Rose and then elicit meanings from them. ECDW. Then, hand out MCQ questions for the SS with the definitions. Ask SS to "circle the definition that matches the bold word" individually. allow 3-4 mins. Monitor and assist. Ask SS to check their answers in pairs. Provide answers on the screen. ICQ: CCQ:

Reading for gist (Task #1) (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist

Refer SS to the text and ask them to read it quickly and answer the questions individually. Allow 2 mins for this task.SS check their answers in pairs. Then refer the SS to the answer key on the walls. Instructions: Read the text alone quickly and answer the questions. You have 2 minutes. Check in pairs. Check your answers from the walls. ICQs: Are you going to read every word? Do you have to understand each line?

Reading for detail (task #2) (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading

Change pairs then refer the SS to the MCQ questions in the handout. Ask SS to read the text again in detail and answer the questions. Allow 5 mins. Ask SS to check in pairs. Ask SS to check the answer key under their chairs. ICQ: Will you read quickly or slowly?

Post-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Divide the class into groups. Ask them to ((think of other skills should universities/schools focus on to prepare SS for the workplace? Explain why it is important.)) Monitor the discussion. Then conduct an open class feedback on content. Ask SS to share their ideas. If time allows: Take notes of language mistakes. Then provide feedback on language by writing them on the board and eliciting the correct forms from SS.

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