Samah Samah

A moment of history
Pre-Intermediate level


Abc Text book

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson the students will have developed their skills in reading for gist and specific information.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To get students to express their opinion of story behind the photo.


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T plays a short movie. SS. watch T. asks students some questions and try to elicit the new vocabulary. 1.What is the man name?Gonzalo 2. Where is Gonzalo living and working? In New York (Focus on the use of preposition) 3. What does he do every day? Take(shoot), photograph[ˈfəʊtəgrɑːf] ,picture T applys PPP 4.What is Gonzalo's job? Photographer [fəˈtɒgrəfə] ,T applys PPP 5.What did he study at school? photography [ˈfəʊtəgrɑːf], T. applys PPP

Pre-Reading (6-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language.

T projects a photo taken by a photographer Tom Pilston in 2008. T points to the photo and asks: 'What was happening'? Sts respond with action verbs.T. may use gestures to elicit the action verbs Ex. they were looking, watching, listening, looking, waiting someone, etc.Teacher writes all students responses without telling weather they are right or wrong..

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

T. asks students to read and check the answer of what is happening ? SS response would be: people are looking at a screen in Chicago to see if Barack Obama has won the elections on 4th of November. 2008.

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

T.gets students to read again and answer Qs (1-7) SS compare their answers in pairs. T.check the students answers.

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

T.asks students why do you think the photographer though his picture is better than a photo of Obama himself? T.asks do you agree or not with his thought?

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