Rehana Yakub Rehana Yakub

Copy of Assignment 3: Language Skills
Intermediate level


This lesson will be based on an authentic text entitled " Should I let my child take more risk? ", First ss will be able to practice and distinguish between vocabulary related to physical injuries and psychological effects in the context of risky play and over protective parents. Ss will also be able to practice reading for specific information and reading for details. Finally, ss will be able to practice speaking through a free-practice activity where they share their arguments in a form of class debate about the positive/negative of unsupervised play outdoors.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Health and the well being of children in the context of playing unsupervised outside

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of overprotective parents
  • To provide clarification of physical and psychological health issues


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T asks ss: "Did you like playing outdoors when you were children?" "Did it make you happy?" (yes/no)

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Ss look at pics (1 + 2 ) projected on OHP, then T asks "What do you see? "How do they seem?" (play, playground, happy, fun, unhappy, scared, worried...) - T tells ss to focus on pictures 2, then T asks; " What can you say about the mom here?" - T elicits (overprotective) "Do you think the boy wants to play?"(No) " what do you think he prefers to do?" (stay indoors) T elicits 'sedentary lifestyle'. "Are they active when they have a sedentary lifestyle?"(No) "What do they do all day?" (Sit/sleep/TV/eat..) "What might happen to their body?" (they might get fat) What is another word for that? Elicit 'obese' - focus on picture1(included in the article) T elicits 'risky play' " Is he scared?" (No) "Is it a dangerous game?" (yes) "What might happen to him?" (falls and gets injured) " - In pairs ss discuss " What are some risky games you played when you were a child?" - T asks " Can you guess what the text will be about?"

While-Reading #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging scan reading tasks

- T asks ss to look at title of the text " does it match your predictions?" - T tells students to read the text and answer reading task 1 (scan reading): Q1 (a+b) in handout (Time set = 1-2 mins) - Ss check their answers in pairs. Then T gives whole class feedback ( ask for justification)

While-Reading #2 (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with detailed reading tasks

- T gives instructions for task2S : Read the text and answer with 'True' or 'False' - SS read the text again and answer Q2 in the handout, individually. -T monitors ss (help when needed) - Ss peer check then - T gives correction and whole class feedback (ss should justify their answers from the text)

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

- Open discussion (Whole class) " Did you experience playing unsupervised outdoors when you were a child?" " What impact did it have on you" - T gives instructions for speaking task ( Debate) "Do you agree or disagree with the views expressed in the text about ‘risky play’?" - SS with the same views work in the same group - T monitors while ss prepare their arguments - SS take part in debate ( Ss nominate members of their group to speak) - T gives feedback

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