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Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, Students will be practising reading for gist, specific information and detailed understanding through a reading text about holiday tours. They are going to prepare a brochure in groups as follow-up task and they will choose the best one.


Abc Reading Text Handout
Abc Colorful paper and pens
Abc Glue

Main Aims

  • To provide students with a chance for gist, specific information and detailed reading in the context of holiday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with practice in speaking for fluency.
  • To provide students with practice writing (Through a brochure)


Lead-in & Pre-Reading (7-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students / To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ask some questions as following: -The course finishes tomorrow and the Holiday begins, right? -What is your plan for holiday? Will you go anywhere? Tell them "Before a holiday, we make plans" Show them the photos with the phrases on each (accommodation, way of transport, places to visit). Highlight the pronunciation of accommodation. Then tell them to imagine that they are going to visit a different city this holiday. Ask them the question "Which do you think is the most important about a holiday? Why", then pair them up to discuss and set 1 minute. Elicit the answers on the board. About accomodation show the photo of your holiday (I am sleeping on a sunbed on the beach with my husband) and emphasize that it is really important. Tell about the story shortly. Say "And after this holiday, I started using online travel brochures to plan my holiday.

While-Reading #1 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Show them the brochure and say it is an online travel brochure, too. Ask them to read the information about the website quickly, look at the photos and make predictions about what kind of holiday they have. Ask ICQs: -What will you try to guess? -Will you read very quickly? Do not set time (Stop the Ss about 30 seconds later) Give them the worksheets and tell them not to unfold. After they finish, get them to do peer-check and discuss their guesses. Set 1 minute. Elicit the answers in WCF and write their predictions on the board. Then tell them "Let's read about the tours and see if we were right or wrong." Ask them to unfold the paper and read very quickly, not word by word. Set 1 minute. After they finish ask them to talk to their partners again compare their predictions. Were they right? Then elicit some ideas about the tours from the class.

While-Reading #2 (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging specific information task through a reading task

They are going to do a running-race. There will be 5 cut-up questions. One pair will come and get the question and they will try to find the information in the text. When they find they write it and run to to the teacher and shows the information. If it is right, they get the second question. The pairs who finish the questions first wins the game. Make a demo with one of the questions Ask ICQs as follows: -Are we going to play it in pairs? -When you find the answer with your partner what do you do? -Dou you need to be quick?

While-Reading #3 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed reading task

Tell them they will read the text again. This time they will see some sentences about the tours and match them to the holidays Motorbike Tour, Canoe Tour, the Trans Siberian Railway. Set 4 minutes. Ask ICQs as follows: What are you going to match? Are the sentences about the holidays in the brochure? How many minites do you have? Give them the sentences. When they finish, get them to do peer-check. Elicit the answers in plenary feedback and ask the to show where they found the answer on the board.

Post-Reading/Listening (9-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Tell them they are going to choose a photo and prepare a travel a brochure in groups of three. They will give information about the activities, accommodation and atmosphere. Give them gluesticks and colorful papersheets. Tell them we will choose the best brochure together. Set 5 minutes. Ask ICQs: -Will you work in groups? -How many photos will you choose? -What are you going to prepare? -What information will you give? Monitor them and take notes of their work. After they finish hang the brochures on the bulletin board and want them to choose the best one. Finish off the lesson with error connection.

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