Sana Sana

Teaching Planning 1
Upper Intermediate level


The lesson is based on a true story. This story also has been made into a film 'Lion'. In the tasks Ss will predict the story form heedings and photo captions. They will listen & answer comprehensive & true/false questions. Ss will also get the chance to practice understanding vocabulary from context.


Abc New Headway Upper-Intermediate Student's Book

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice
  • To provide clarification and practice
  • To provide clarification and practice

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about Lost & Found
  • To provide fluency and accuracy


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

Ex 1 - Show the picture & title on p.10 & elicit a few guesses about the story. Ss in pairs/small groups discuss the 2 questions in ex.1. Take some general feedback (FB), but do not confirm/reject ideas/suggestions at this stage.

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

Ex 2 - Have Ss read through the questions in ex.2 (deal with any unknown vocab). Ss listen to Saroo’s story then discuss the questions in pairs & pool their information. If needed (after peer-checking) play the recording again & allow them to check/complete their answers (though don’t let this stage go on too long as it isn’t your main aim). Take whole-class feedback (w/c FB).

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

Give Ss a less challenging fast reading before they read for details, and you could have Ss in pairs/small groups think of a couple of questions they would like answered before they read. Monitor and help if needed. Ss havd to read quickly to see if their questions are answered. Need to set a time limit (2 mins) and need to remind Ss they don’t need to read every word. Ss read then peer-check. Have to take some general w/c FB to see if their questions were answered

While-Reading 2- detail (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ex 3 - Make sure Ss read & understand the true/false (T/F) statements before reading again to make sure they know what they are reading for. Give them time to read the full story & complete the task. Put them in pairs or groups to compare their answers before sharing them with the whole class. In w/c FB, encourage Ss to quote from the text to support their answers

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

‘What do you think?’ - Put the Ss in groups of 3 or 4. Encourage Ss to explain their ideas and not simply provide short/text-based answers. Give them time to discuss their answers. If time, groups can be put together to compare answers or a whole-class discussion can follow in w/c FB.

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