Ayşenur Zeren Ayşenur Zeren

Intermadiate level


In this lesson students will read a text about six basic emotions. The lesson will start with two videos and a realia object to guide the students to the topic. As pre-reading, they are going to learn some words, try to match match 6 pictures with the headings and predict what the people on the pictures feel.Then while reading the text, students scan the text and check their prediction is correct or not. this is followed by true/false exercise by reading the text detailed. Finally, they will have a controlled practice via a role-play speaking activity.


Abc Pictures
Abc Matching exercise
Abc The reading text
Abc True/false handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about felling stress in the context of the six basic emotions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a role-play exercise in the context of a dialogue between a daughter and mother.


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

- show the students two videos and perform a short play with realia. - after watching them, ask students some questions to elicit some basic feelings such as; fear,surprise and disgust and the the word 'emotion'. - discuss the emotions by asking some questions to students (when was the last time you felt ...)

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

- show the matching exercise to the students. - explain that they are going to match the vocabulary with the correct definitions. - match them individually. - check the answers in pairs. - unfold the paper and compare your answers with the answer key for feedback - drill the words chorally and individually. - write the words on the board to show the stress and part of speech.

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

- show the handout to the students. - want them to look at the pictures. - SS predict and discuss the photos with their partners 'what emotions these people feel and why they feel this emotion.' - get them to unfold the paper. - SS read the emotions individually and try to match the photos with these emotions. - want them to scan the text and check whether the matches are correct or not. - reflect the answer key on the board for feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- show the handout to students. - read the text in detail and choose true and false for each sentence. - check the answers in pairs. - unfold the paper and check your answers with the answer key for feedback.

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

- put the students in pairs. - show the handouts included small dialogues. - give a dialogue and an emotion to each pair. (the pairs can have the same dialogues but different emotions) - want them to perform the play with this emotion. - get other pairs to turn back and guess the emotion from intonation of the students who perform.

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