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The longest bus ride
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be engaged in receptive skill development by reading for the gist with a text about jobs. The lesson starts with photos and discussion about them. This is followed by pre-teaching vocabulary. Finally it ends with a freer, group .activity.


Abc smartboard
Abc Headway Elementary Student's Book
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about the longest bus ride in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of travel


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- show some pictures of different places and ask "What do you see in the picture?" "Have you ever been to a place like that?" "When did you go there?"

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

-Pre-teach vocabulary, drill the new words then show the pictures on smartboard and ask the students in which picture they can see the target vocabulary like mountain, jungle, etc... -In groups, students will look at the words in the box (the target vocabulary) and write an example for each word (about their own country). Students write the examples by discussing. The teacher monitors and gives delayed feedback.

While-Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

-Reading the text. -In pairs, the students will read the questions first in part 2a and then read the text Ozbus. -They answer the questions by discussing each other. -O/C F/B.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

-In groups, students match the paragraphs and headings with cut ups. -Teacher gives delayed feedback. -The students read the article again and do the true false exercises. -Teacher monitors and gives the answer key.

Post-Reading (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-In groups, the students will discuss the question as freer activity , "Would you like to go on the Ozbus? Why or why not?" -Teacher monitors and gives delayed feedback.

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