Oussama Baali Oussama Baali

Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will practice reading for gist and reading for details in the context of the family


Abc Handouts
Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Worlds apart in the context of Family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Family


Warmer/Lead-in (3-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will show a video to the students about a family to engage them with the context of the lesson.

Pre-teach vocab (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will elicit the following vocabulary: -single-storey: -Cracked: photo -Slum: photo -Alleyway -Demolition: destruction -Frail: weak -Frugally: economical, saving.

Warm up speaking activity (4-6 minutes) • to engage ss more with the topic of the lesson

Ss to discuss questions in the ex1 page 10.

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

T to ask ss to read the profiles of the two families and answer the questions in the ex2

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-25 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T to divide ss into two groups. One group will work in the 'Kamau family' and the other will work on the Qu family. T will ask ss to read the text carefully and answer the questions in the exercise number 4 - T to ask ss to choose a partner from the other group and compare the information they gathered about the families.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-21 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T to ask students a few questions to discuss them about families. The following questions will be discussed: -What makes a family happy? -Is money important for a family to be happy? -Do you like to have many members of the family or just a few members? -

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