Ghazaleh Ghazaleh

Reading (lucky encounters) TP7
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss read a true story about "Luck" and learn to skim and scan a text. The lesson starts by showing a photo of a horseshoe and a discussion about luck. This is followed by a reading activity and a semi-controlled practice. Finally, there is a freer speaking activity with the context of "lucky encounters".


Abc Handout2
Abc Handout1

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about lucky encounters in the context of luck

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of luck


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

Teacher shows the horseshoe photo and asks Ss what it is. Hopefully some of them say "Horseshoe". Then teacher asks: " The horseshoe is the symbol of ...' and tries to elicit the word "Luck" from Ss.

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

Teacher divides the Ss to two groups (group A and group B). Teacher writes two questions on the board for groups A and B and asks them to discuss it in their groups. Group A: "What would you do if somebody in the street asked you for money on your way home tonight?". Group B: "What would you do if you were driving home at night and you saw somebody who had run out of petrol?". W/C FB.

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading tasks

Teacher pairs up the Ss from group A with the Ss from group B. Teacher asks GA Ss to read the text called "The students" and asks GB Ss to read the text called "The angel" quickly, and explain it to their partners in short. Teacher gives HO1 to GA and HO2 to GB. W/C FB.

While-Reading #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

Teacher asks Ss to exchange their reading text, so that GA Ss will have GB Ss reading text and vice versa. Teacher asks Ss to answer the questions. Peer Check. W/C FB.

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

Teacher writes a question on the board and asks Ss to discuss it in groups of 4. "Have you ever helped a stranger, or been helped by a stranger? What happened? W/C FB.

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