Farah Farah

Reading and Speaking
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about past tense and past continous tense by speaking and reading from a text. Students will read the text and answer T or F questions, if their answer is F. They have to come up with justification. Students will get in pairs to discuss the interesting parts of the text. They will watch a video and get into pairs to answer few question while watching the video.


Abc T and F statements handout and questionnaire handouts

Main Aims

  • The aim of this lesson is for students to be able to read from an informative text to learn ways to improve their memory. By answering T or F questions and questions about the video, students will be able to speak using the text information or their background knowledge.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will speak by pair work and group work using their background knowledge.


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

Hello Class!! I would share a "good thing" myself that I did over the weekend. I would then ask a volunteer to pick on 3 other volunteers to share their "good things" over the weekend.

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

Exercise I: 1- I will pass out the reading. 2- I will pass out the handout. 3- Students will read (skim) the Text individually and decide on the T or F statements in the handout individually. Then get into pairs and discuss why they think the statement is T or F!! 4- If the statement is F, then sts will correct it by writing a True statement. Exercise II: sts will discuss and then write or draw any information in the text that surprised or interested them and why?

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

1- Students will be watching a video regarding tips for improving your memory and taking some notes on ideas. 2- After each tip, I will pause for a few 30 seconds so they write down as many ideas as they can. 3- students will write down some of their ideas on the board and ask other students to find association with R for Remembering and F for forgetting next to each idea.

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

1- Students will be reading Seven Tips for improving your memory from the text. 2- After each tip students will do a mini exercise in a handout individually or with a partner that matches the tip to improve the memory.

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

Exercise IV: Students will work individually then in pairs and discuss the following questions: 1- Which tips seem the most/least useful? 2- Which, if any, would be useful in learning English? 3- Do you have any other ways of remembering new words in English?

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