Mah Noosh Mah Noosh

life stories
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn how to talk about their lives, their jobs, their family and their free time. they also learn to use day to day phrases for the matter.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about life in the context of work, free time and family
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a life in the context of work, free time and family.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of day-t-day phrases in the context of work, free time and family.


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

I will write jobs, free time activities, family on different parts of the board. then I will stick pictures related to these categories on the walls. then I am going to ask the students to walk through the class in pairs and decide which picture is related to which category, for example, the picture of the chef is related to the jobs category. then they will discuss their answers in class. and I will teach them new vocabularies.

pre reading (2-3 minutes) • to prepare the students for the text

I will show them the picture of Jamie Oliver with his uniform and another picture with his family and ask the students to guess the answers to these questions in pairs: what does he do? is he married? does he have children?

reading for the gist (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading.

The students will read and listen to the text, then they will answer question 4(b) in the book. they will first discuss their answers in groups and then in class

reading for details (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging reading.

The students will read the text to answer the following questions first in groups and then in class: 1, He is married. 2, He likes to go shopping with his friends. 3, He went to catering college. 4, He helps unemployed people. 5, He studies other languages in his free time. I have prepared a picture to show the students the meaning of catering if they didn't know what it means.

Semi-Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

the students will answer questions 1 and 2 in their course book.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

the students will talk about their life( their jobs, free time activities, family) with the use of day-to-day phrases in groups and then they will discuss it in class.

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