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Reading TP2
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students read for detail and answer a quiz related to first aid. Students read for specific information and detail by doing a jigsaw reading of the answers to the quiz. This is followed by speaking practice in the context of minor illnesses.


Abc TP2 Materials

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using texts about saving lives and minor illnesses in the context of first aid

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide vocabulary and speaking practice


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

Students look at a picture of a man holding his throat and discuss in pairs what may be happening in the picture.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Students look at the text and guess/deduce the meaning of the highlighted words in pairs.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-10 minutes) • To allow students to read for detail and answer and discuss questions related to First Aid

Students answer a multiple choice quiz about first aid and check answers with a partner

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging task with the focus on reading for specific information and detail.

Students join two two separate groups on either side of the classroom. On each side students read half of the answer key to the quiz quietly and individually for a few minutes. When they have finished reading, students pair with one partner from the other side of the class. Pairs read their "half answer keys " to each other and in so doing check the answers to the quiz in 5 minutes.

Post-Reading/Listening1 (10-15 minutes) • To follow up with Language Work, specifically vocabulary and pronunciation

Students read a list of illnesses and symptoms. Students answer eliciting questions to deduce the meaning of lexis. Students drill the pronunciation of lexis. Students match illnesses with corresponding symptoms. Students listen and check

Post-reading 2 (5-5 minutes) • To allow students to respond to the text with productive skills work

If there is time, Students read discussion questions for a few minutes. Students answer discussion questions in pairs

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