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Beginner level


In this lesson students develop their reading and listening skills and acquire some vocabulary by studying texts in the context of "a Day Off."


Abc power point presentation
Abc reading script
Abc question 3a
Abc question 6b

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about A Day Off
  • To provide gist and detailed listening and reading practice using a text about A Day Off

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of frequency adverbs and time phrases in the context of a Day Off


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

Students look at a picture of Ian and Becky and in pairs discuss what the lesson might be about.

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

check for understanding of the following words and teach MFP where necessary: Every, sometimes, usually, not usually, early, late , tired, busy, together, fantastic.

While-Reading #1 (5-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

students look at the following question on the board "Do Ian and Becky like or dislike their Sunday Routine?" Students read the script and answer the question in pairs.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging and detailed reading task.

On the board, show students to correct the wrong sentence and tick the true sentences. Students receive the question 3a handout and read it before reading the script again and answering the questions. Students check answers in pairs. (answer key on board)

While-listening 1 (5-5 minutes) • To allow students to listen for gist and answer an easy, general question about the text.

Students look at the photo of Amy and her friend Bruce and read the general question. Elicit that Amy is Becky's sister and that she lives in California. Say that Bruce is Amy's friend, not her husband. Students listen to CD2.37 and answer the general question in pairs.

while-listening 2 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging task while listening for detail.

Students take a minute to read question 6 b. Ss listen again and answer in pairs. Students check answers in pairs from board.

post reading/ listening task (5-5 minutes) • To provide students with a opportunity to respond the text and expand on what they have learned.

Every students writes one WH question relating to Ian, Becky and Bruce's Sunday Routines and asks it to their partner. If there is time, students may swop partners and/or write another question. To remind students of question form from yesterday and start conversation write the following on board: When does ...? What does...? When do....? What do....?

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