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A2 level


In this lesson, students practice scan, skim, detailed reading in the context of hobbies. The class starts with a text about two teenagers with different talents. After skim reading exercise, students will do a skim reading and detailed reading and answer questions. The receptive skill will be followed by a speaking exercise about which hobbies sts prefer


Abc Multiple choice
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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about talents in the context of hobbies

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of hobbies


Warmer/Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Write the name of the lesson on the board and ask the students to write down what they do in their free time. Mime your hobby and have your partner guess what the hobby is. Get class feedback. Tell the class What you like. I like reading in my free time. I love listening to music and I love spending time with my sons. Tell your partner what you do in your free time. Introduce vocabulary: Free time: Show pictures and elicit. When you are not at school or working. Noun. Pronounce. Talent: an ability to do something really well. noun. Ronaldo has a talent for football. Usain Bolt has a talent for running. Noun. Ronaldo is .... talented. adjective. Show on the board adjective . Fans: people who love watching or listening to someone or something very much. ccq: Is a fan a person or a thing? Are a fan of Cem Yılmaz? Nervous: Show picture and elicit. to be worried about something. Do you get nervous during exams? When do you feel nervous? Is it a good feeling? ADJ write on board and pronounce. To perform: Show pictures and elicit. To sing or perform in front of an audience. Where do people perform? What do people perform. Verb write on board and pronounce. To hang out: Show picture. To spend time with people.) Verb. Do you like hanging out with your friends? Where do you hang out? Competition: show picture. a race. Noun. write on board. pronounce Prize: Show picture. Something you get for winning a competition. You get a prize for doing something well. Are people happy when they win prizes?

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

Gist reading. Look at the photos What do you think her talent is/ his talent is? Write on the board. Read and do exercise 2. you have 3 minutes. Read fast. Don't read everything. Check with your partner. Go over the answers.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Look at exercise 3. Read for 4 minutes and answer. Read fast. Check with partner. Go over the answers.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Detailed reading. Look at exam section and read. Read the questions on exercise 4. Now read again. Read slow. you have 10 minutes. check with your partner. Doesn't say= not in here

Post-Reading/Listening (20-25 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Speaking: Look at exercise 3 and use them with exercise 5. Ali is from... she likes... Do you think Ali and Fergus's hobbies are interesting? Example: I think fergus's hobby is interesting because he can learn a lot about animals... Ali can travel... You have 3 minutes to prepare. Write 2 reasons. When finished tell your partner. Switch parnters and say again. Write the ideas on the board. Write 5 questions you would like to ask ( Ali or Fergus.) you have 6 minutes. Example: Why do you like your hobby? Where do you usually do your hobby? When do you usually sing? Do you usually take photos alone?. Check student questions and divide class to interviewer and Ali or Fergus.

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