Amir Hossein Amir Hossein

How to spot a liar
Uper Intermediate level


In this lesson, the learners are going to be familiar with new vocabularies, pronunciation of words, using them in their conversations and tasks. They'll know about types of reading such as skimming and scanning.


Abc Handout of the lesson(How to spot a liar)
Abc Some prepared questions

Main Aims

  • Reading. To provide an environment for learners in order to knowing how to skim and how to scan a passage and getting the gist of context by working in group and teacher mediation. Also, having interaction and using new vocabularies in their conversations are other aims.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking & Vocabularies. By knowing new vocabularies, the learners will be able to use them in their groups and they'll speak with each other according to the text content.


warm up (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage the students

At first I should create motivation in the class between students by establishing reports, asking some questions about their previous background knowledge that are related to the lesson etc.

Pre-view/Exposure (7-10 minutes) • To provide the aim of lesson and explain some about topic

After warm up, I'll give them lesson handout and I'll introduce the topic (elicit) then I'll have pre-teaching about vocabularies in order to developing their schema.

View (15-20 minutes) • To have interaction with each other and be able to knowing the gist of text

In this part I have 2 separate steps : In 1st step, learners will have skimming, checking answers in pairs and being volunteer by asking specific questions. In other hand, 2nd step after skimming, is about scanning and they should study the text by details.

Post-view/Productive task (8-10 minutes) • To use the new words in speaking.

At the end, they are asked to have a sheet and according to some questions they should write their brainstorming that are related to their taught vocabularies and then I'll ask them to discuss with each other about themselves ideas and the teacher will be as a monitor and does monitoring.In this stage the main aim is clarifying the problems.

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