Omer Ozdemir Omer Ozdemir

Reading and Listening
Pre-intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide students with practice in reading for gist and details in the context of a free time suvey

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with practice in speaking and writing.


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

Begin by greeting the Ss. Stick an uncoloured British flag on the board. Ask the Ss to guess the country and the colours of the flag. Get them colour the flag by nonimating. Ask Ss if they already know how British people are like. To engage the Ss more into the context hand them out the second picture and let them read it for thirty seconds. Ask for their ideas and elicit answers from everyone.

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

Tell the students to discuss free time activities of British people in pairs. Set the time limit for 2 mins. During the feedback, write the names of the activities they mention on the board.

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

Introduce the text. Give Ss a short time to read the text to check if the activities they thought of were mentioned. Use the notes on the board to quickly check predictions.

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

Tell the students to read the article again and guess the correct answers a-r. Make sure that they only circle one option. Do the first one as an example. Set the time limit for 5 mins. Monitor and be there for help. Check the answers with their partners first and later with the whole class. Ask which answers they think are surprising. Elicit as many answers as possible.

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

Give them a chance to personalise the topic. Make four groups of three students. Ask them to write similar sentences about Turkish people and their free time activities. Hand them a piece of clean paper. Tell them to write clearly. After they finish, hang the papers around the class. Tell them to read each other's sentences and check if there is anything they don't agree with. Walk with them to check errors. Elicit ideas and spare time for a little bit of error correction.

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