Hend A. Elkhayyal Hend A. Elkhayyal

TP 5 (Reading) Things You Can't Live Without.
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be able to *learn new vocabulary words that are related to "Technology". *Enhance their skimming and scanning skills.


Abc Markers- board eraser- the board- the projector- handouts and a power Point Presentation

Main Aims

  • To develop reading for gist from the ss' point of view.
  • To develop the ss' reading for detail skill

Subsidiary Aims

  • To acquire and practice new vocabulary words that are related to technology; Anti-Social, flick-through, show off, wait on hold, text speak, technophobe, incomprehensible, frustrating


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Display some pics on the projector. In pairs, try to guess what these objects are. (pictures of CDS, Game boy, computer keyboard, laptop, and mobile phones. - Go through answers with the class after their discussion. - Display a list of sentences written in the "Social-media language" and ask the ss to try to guess "How to read them" . e.g.: ill cu l8r 2day. Tt displays t he answers on the board.

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

Elicit the new vocabulary words by miming, giving definitions, showing pictures, or context clues. New Vocabulary words: Anti-social, flick-through, show off, wait on hold, text speak, technophobe, incomprehensible, and frustrating. Drill the new vocabulary word. Concept checking questions: -Does an anti-social person like staying with people? (No) -will you notice the small details if you flick through a book? (No) - The abbreviated language and slang commonly used with mobile phone text messaging is called text speak? (yes) - A technophobe hates technology? (yes) - An Incomprehensible language can be easily understood? (No)

While-Reading/ (Reading for gist)#1 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- Refer ss to the title of the text. Ask if they think the writer feels positively or negatively about technology. - Get ss to read the headings (emphasize they don't need to read in detail. Only to match headings to paragraphs. They answer individually, then they check their answers in pairs. - Display the answers on the board.

While-Reading2 / Reading for detail (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

-Drill the answer to question 5 then, Ss, in pairs, they answer the given questions according to the author. - Check the answers with the whole class. (Display it)

Post-Reading (ex. 7b) Freer Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-Display the questions on the projector. The ss discuss the questions in groups after drilling at least one reason to love technology. Question: Make your own list of 7 reasons to love technology.

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