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Beautiful cities to visit in Turkey / Reading
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In this lesson, students learn new vocabulary for describing places and apply them in a reading task.The Lesson starts with teaching and practicing new vocabulary. T then arouse students' attention by reading paragraphs with wrong information about two cities in Turkey ( Students know about these cities) The lesson ends by asking students to complete the paragraphs once again with the opposite of the words already taught that day.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of describing a city in the context of Two beautiful cities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about A wonderful city to visit in the context of Two beautiful cities
  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about A wonderful city to visit in the context of T


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To introduce new vocabulary

Before the lesson teacher sticks new adjectives on the board but covers them for later use. Teacher starts the lesson by asking questions about Ankara trying to elicit some vocabulary from students. By using pictures T introduces the new vocabulary. Pronunciation drills follow for each new word.

Listening (3-4 minutes) • To practice listening for gist

Teacher tells students they will hear a paragraph about a city in Turkey. Students will close their eyes and listen carefully to find out which city it is. A classical song is played in the background to create a more relaxing environment. At the same time Teacher sticks a photo of Izmir on the board. Teacher gives wrong information about the city to rise students' attention.

Practice new vocabulary (6-10 minutes) • To help students use the new vocabulary in a context

Having finished reading and guessing the answer T asks students if the information given are true about Izmir. Teacher gives the reading paragraph (used as the listening task) and uncovers the words on the board. Students pick opposite adjectives to make changes in the paragraph. (Answers could vary sometimes) Teacher asks students to close their eyes once again and reads the paragraph with opposite adjectives.This time students listen to change the previous picture of the city in their mind. Teacher then gives a brief explanation of adjectives to make their role in sentences clear.

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with new vocabulary and introduce the reading

Teacher sticks a photo of Istanbul on the board and asks what about the things a tourist can do in Istanbul. This way He/she introduces blocking vocabulary before moving to the reading paragraph.

Reading for gist (skimming) (3-4 minutes) • To practice reading for gist

Teacher gives a reading task about Istanbul. Students read the paragraph quickly and choose the best title for the paragraph from the three titles stuck on the board.

Reading for specific information / scanning (8-10 minutes) • To practice scanning for specific information

Teacher gives hand-outs to students on which there are 4 answers and 4 questions. Students first work individually and then in pairs to answer the questions from the reading and make questions for the answers on the paper. The background music is again played. The lesson ends with a whole class feedback.

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