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AOU Demo 2
Elementary level


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Main Aims

  • To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about "When Is It Bad to Be 1st" in the context of methods of transportation

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a story telling practice in the context of accidents.


Warmer (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greet SS. Play the video. Elicit 'accident'. Move to the slide and elicit responses such as: -transportation means/methods - safe and dangerous/unsafe

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Split the board in half with 2 columns: 'safe' and 'dangerous'. Distribute the picture cards and ask SS to put them under the proper column. Allow a min. Monitor, check and correct if needed. Then distribute the word cards and ask SS to match them with the pictures. Allow a min. Monitor, check and correct if needed. Elicit and highlight the form. Then drill chorally and individually.

Scanning task 1 (2-3 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and scanning task

Refer SS to the text and ask them to scan it and underline 8 names. Allow 30 seconds for this task.SS check their answers in pairs. Then refer the SS to the answer key. Instructions: Scan the text quickly to find names. You have 30 seconds. ICQs: Are you going to read every word? Do you have to understand each line? Repeat for Q 2 to scan and circle 8 numbers.

Skimming task 2 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with skimming task

Refer SS to the text again. Elicit the things to read when skimming. (headings, tables, subheadings, thesis statements) Ask SS to skim and: 1) answer the question in the heading. 2)think what the topic is generally about 3)what is the order of the information Allow 30 seconds for each question and elicit SS' responses.

Reading for details task 3 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

Divide the class into groups of 4. Assign a method of transport to each S in the group. Ask SS to read the text carefully and fill in the information needed in the table. Point out that there may not be information for all of the columns. Allow 3-4 mins. Monitor. Allow SS to exchange the information orally in groups. Allow 2 mins. Monitor and assist. Ask SS to check the answers provided under their chairs.

Post-Reading/Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Divide the class into groups of 3. Distribute an accident card to each group and ask them to make up a story about it. Monitor and assist if needed. Tell SS to listen to each other's stories and vote for the best one. Then ask each group to select a representative to share the story to the class. Once all stories are shared, allow a min for voting and praise the winning group.

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