Semra Semra

Reading sub-skills
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, learners will practise reading a text about confessions of a cyberchondriac for gist and detail.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Confessions of a cyberchondriac in the context of Health

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in the context of Health
  • To develop vocabulary for using medical words and phrases


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

• T gives an example to illustrate a 'hypochondriac' and students share their experiences. • T shows the picture of a cyberchondriac and elicits ideas about the picture. • Ss discuss in pairs. • T leads feedback.

Gist reading (2-4 minutes) • To develop develop reading skills for gist reading

Ss read the first two paragraphs of the article quickly for gist (30 seconds) to find out what a 'cyberchondriac' is. Ss discuss in group and feedback open class about what we now know.

Pre-teach vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with lexis needed for detail reading

T presents and checks understanding of key vocabulary. (MFP)

Reading for detail (8-10 minutes) • To develop reading skills for reading for detail

T introduces the task and uses ICQs to check the sts understand. Ss work on their own to read the text and answer questions (5 minutes). Ss check in pairs (2 minutes). Check answers open class. Ss underline in the text where the answers are. FB – Ss underline answers on the text copied onto the board.

Speaking activity (8-10 minutes) • To develop fluency

Ss are given five questions and discuss in groups. T monitors the class FB open class

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