Erdem Sen Erdem Sen

Reading and Vocabulary Practice
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice their reading skills and improve their vocabulary through a text about ants. The lesson begins with a picture that somehow describes what they will be reading about. Then the students will read the article and compare what they have said and read. This will make them find out they are right or not. In addition, the students will identify synonyms of the words given in the third exercise. Moreover, they will try to answer the questions in the fourth exercise. Finally, they will have discussions with each other about the organizations.


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Main Aims

  • To improve reading skills for a better understanding.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To learn new vocabulary and identify synonyms in the context.


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

I will ask how they are and what they have done lately. Probably, at least someone will have worked and I will ask this question: "What is the most hard-working animal on our planet?" And I will direct them to say "Ants". Then we will talk about the vocabulary related to the upcoming article.

Set Gist Task (3-5) minutes • To give sts a chance to internalize task and provide a purpose for reading

I will ask them to find out if the vocabulary that the sts have used are actually in the article.

Detailed Task (25-30 minutess) • To practise reading for detail.

In this stage, the first exercise is finding synonyms in the article. First, I will explain what synonyms is. I will ask them to work in groups and after getting responses from them, I will ask "Why and How" questions such as "How did you reach that conclusion? Why is it like that?" In addition, depending on the number of the students in the class, group sizes may vary. Then I am going to ask the sts answer the questions on the fourth exercise in groups.

Follow up Task (10-12 minutes) • To respond to text, to personalize ideas of text.

This will be another pw and they are going to try to answer the questions in the exercise.

Emergency Task (3-5 minutes) • To correct mistakes and improve grammar

If needed, I plan to take notes on the mistakes that the sts make and at the end of the class, we will review them shortly.

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