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Intermediate level


This lesson will focus on reading. The students will have to read two separate texts and answer follow-up questions. I will also introduce/elicit new vocabulary to make the text more accessible.


Abc Gap fill hand-out
Abc Meaning of phrases-multiple choice
Abc Reading Task: visit or avoid

Main Aims

  • For students to focus on receptive skills of reading.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For students to focus on vocabulary and phrases.


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

Write 5 holiday categories on the wb before class: Sunshine/Beautiful Beaches, Nature, Historical Sights, Nightlife/Shopping, Arts and Culture What do you look for in a holiday destination? Work in pairs and discuss. Get feedback from a couple of students. Ask about each category and mark on the board.

Vocabulary (5-8 minutes) • Elicit important vocabulary related to text

Before we start reading about different holiday destinations, let's talk about some helpful vocabulary. Haggle Elicit: I want to buy a car and the owner asks for 100000tl, I tell him I will pay 80000. He tells me 90000tl. What are we doing? CCQ: If I accept to pay 100000 tl, did I haggle with the owner? How many syllables does haggle have? (remind how to count syllables if necessary) 2 Where does the stress go? On top of the a. What kind of a word is it? Verb Write ˈhæɡ(ə)l under the word and explain phonetics. Drill: Haggle 2) Temple Elicit: This is a holy place, a place of prayer. Like a mosque, synagogue, church. A Buddhist ... CCQ: Do people pray at temples? How many syllables does temple have? 2- tem-ple Where does the stress go? On top of the first e. What kind of a word is it? noun Write tɛmp(ə)l under the word and say tempel. 3) Architecture Elicit: The houses on the Mediterranean look alike. They are small and white and designed similarly. I like Mediterranean ..... or I like the design of Dolmabahçe Sarayı. CCQ: Are waterfalls architectures? Is the blue mosque an architecture? How many syllables does architecture have? 4 ar-chi-tec-ture Where does the stress go? On top of the first a. What kind of a word is it? noun Write ɑːkɪtɛktʃə under the word and say architecture.

Skim Reading (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist task

Pre-task instructions: Read the hand-out quickly (2 mins.). Would you prefer Landon's holiday or Valentina's holiday? Why? read by yourself and discuss with your partner. To students: The point of this exercise is to look for the main points of the story and not to focus on detail. Ask which holiday they prefer.

Read again: Scan (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging reading tasks (scanning)

Hand-out the gap fill exercise sheet. Instructions: Work in pairs and complete the worksheet. Which pair can find the following information in the text first? Hang the answers around the room. Ask the students what they did differently from the previous exercise. Did you read the entire text carefully or did you look for keywords? Instructions: look at the comments on the bottom right. Are the comments for Landon or Valentina? Is each comment suggesting visit or avoid?

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

Hand-out the meaning of phrases worksheet. Instructions: Underline these phrases in the text. Then choose the correct meaning. Individual work. Go Over the answers, especially #3 Any Questions?

Follow up (10-15 minutes) • discussion

Get students to talk about their ideal holiday using the phrases in the previous exercise. Groups of 3-4. If time permits get students to write about the places they would or wouldn't recommend for Landon or Valentina.

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