Azadeh Gholami Azadeh Gholami

Reading - TP 1
Pre-intermidiate level


In this lesson students will read a text about a girl whose friend and mother are finding a partner for. Students will have warmup task and some reading questions, as well as followup tasks.


Abc scraps of paper
Abc Photo
Abc Handouts (English File)

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with practice in reading for gist, specific information and detail, and to practise deducing meaning through the context of choosing a blind date

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To consolidate and give Ss practice in vocabulary to describe appearance and personality • To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To get Ss interested in the topic.

Act like you had an argument with your husband about who knows you better. Ask ‘How about you? Who knows you better? Why?’ Elicit some answers. Put Ss in groups to discuss this. Feedback: report to class. Who knows your partner better? Why? Elicit some vocabulary, sense of humour- get on well with.

Pre-Reading (3-5 minutes) • Show the picture from reading on page 6. Ask ‘What is their relationship?’ Elicit answers. Pre-teach experiment.

Show the picture from reading on page 6. Ask ‘What is their relationship?’ Elicit answers. Pre-teach experiment.

While-Reading 1 (3-5 minutes) • Reading for gist, to check ideas from the pre-reading stage.

Show the questions. Read them along with Ss. Tell Ss to read the introduction and the first paragraph. Distribute handouts. Ss check answers in pairs. Feedback.

While-Reading 2 (5-7 minutes) • Deducing meaning of vocabulary from context.

Tell Ss to unfold the paper and read the rest of the story. Ss try to match the meanings and highlighted words and phrases from the text. (groups) Feedback. Model and drill the words.

While-Reading 3 (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity for students to find specific information and detail

Ss close books. Distribute questions. Half of the Ss have questions 1 and 2. The other half have questions 3 and 4. Ss stand up and make two lines, facing each other. Ss ask each other questions. Ask some Ss for their answers. Feedback: put the answers on the walls. Ss check.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity for Ss to do a follow-up task and to encourage speaking for fluency.

Role-play. (groups of 3) Ss have different roles, mother- father- best friend-etc. They try to persuade the person to choose the man/woman they suggest for dating. If time allowed, provide some delayed feedback.

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