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Teaching Practice 8
Upper-Intermediate level


This is basically a reading lesson in the context of the arguments between women and men. Students will be engaged in the lesson with the pictures at the stage of lead-in followed by a pre-teach vocabulary stage. For the gist, students are asked to skim the text. Students practise their detailed understanding of the text by True/False statements. The lesson enables students to share their opinions about the topic at the stage of post-reading.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide students with practice in reading for gist and details in the context of how women and men argue.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with practice in speaking for fluency by discussing and sharing their opinions in the context of how women and men argue.


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

T: "Today, we are going to read a text. Before that, I want to show you some photos. What are the people doing here?" After getting a few comments from Ss, T asks the main question: "Do women and men use different strategies when they argue? In what way?" and writes the key point of the question on the board: "different strategies". T: "Now, in pairs, discuss this question for 1 minute." ICQs; "What are you doing? (Discussing the question)" "In how many minutes? (1 minute)" "In pairs or groups? (in pairs)" T asks one or two pairs what they think. T: "We are going to find out if you are right. But before, let's study some words.

Pre-Reading (7-9 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T gives Ss an exercise to match the words to the meanings. T wants them to do it in 2 minutes individually and then to compare their answers. T gets the answers from Ss and writes them on the board one by one. T asks CCQs for each word/phrase and then clarifies form and pronunciation by eliciting from Ss.

While-Reading #1 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

T: "Now, it's time to check. Read the text very quickly to find out if you are right or not. In 2 minutes, individually." ICQs; "What are you reading for? (finding out if we are right.)" "Are you reading in pairs or alone? (alone/individually)" "In how many minutes? (2 minutes)" T asks Ss if they are right or not.

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

T: "Now, you are going to read the text again. This time, you have 5 minutes. Read individually and mark the sentences T/F. Underline the parts where you think the answers are." ICQs; "What are you going to do? (read the text, mark the sentences, underline the parts)" "How many minutes do you have? (5 minutes)" "Individually or in pairs? (individually)" T: "Compare answers with your partner in 1 minutes." T gets the answers from Ss and wants them to show the parts where the answers are.

Post-Reading (10-13 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T: "So, do you agree with what the text says about women and men?" T sticks 3 quotations in the text to the walls and asks; "These are the statements in the text. In 1 minute, come and read all of them. Then, stand near the quotation you disagree with most." T: "Now, as a group, in 5 minutes, discuss the statement and explain why you disagree about it." ICQs; "What are you going to do? (discuss the statement and explain the reason)" "As as group or in pairs? (as a group)" "In how many minutes? (5 minutes)" T monitors closely and notes down the mistakes to give delayed FB. T wants the groups to explain their reasons and asks the others if they agree with them or not. T writes some of the mistakes on the board and wants Ss to correct them in pairs. T wraps up if there is enough time left and finishes the lesson.

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