Mohamed Hasanain Mohamed Hasanain

Sports history, Reading
Intermediate, Grade 9 level


In this lesson, SS will read a magazine article about the history of basketball and tennis. They will learn new vocabulary in context


Abc A magazine article about sports history

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about sports history in the context of the history of basketball and tennis

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of some new words in the context of the history of basketball and tennis


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

SS are shown a picture of spectators in a stadium and are asked to discuss this picture in pairs. They are given some provocative questions like; where are they? who are they? What are they doing? Then get the feedback from them.

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

Draw SS attention to ex. 1 and let them read the 2 questions and discuss them in pairs. Then, put them in an open discussion and ask them some follow up questions to keep the conversation on. e.g. Where do you watch/play it? Who plays/watches with you? Do you think these sports had the same rules? etc.

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

1- Ask SS to read and find out if their answers to exercise 1 were the same or not. 2- Tell them to discuss them in pairs. 3- Focus SS' attention on exercise 3. Tell them to read the article again and guess the meaning of the words in red. 4- Tell them to match the words to the definitions in exercise 3. 5- Tell SS to check their answers in pairs. 6- Give SS answer sheets.

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

1- Divide the class into groups of five. 2- Focus SS attention on exercise 4. 3- Tell them that they will read the text carefully for the third time and pay attention to the details. 4- Let each SS in the group answer a question. 5- Get the SS with the same questions from different groups to gather and discuss their answers together in a new group. 6- Let the SS to go back to their main groups and discuss the whole five questions. 7- Get the feedback in an open discussion.

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

1- Discuss with the SS extra details from the text. 2- Ask them critical thinking questions; like: - Do you think more sports will be invented in the future? - Have you got any ideas for new sports?

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