Kiarash Kermani Kiarash Kermani

That smells nice!
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, which is adaptable for intermediate and upper-intermediate learners, students will be exposed to new vocabulary, which they will store, recall, and use in their exercises regarding the short article provided in their handouts.


Abc Handout
Abc Few pictures

Main Aims

  • Reading - skimming and scanning text in order to do related exercises and tasks

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of new vocabulary in the context of flowers, their history and related information


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students are shown couple of pictures which represent the content of the lesson and are told a short story to familiarize students with the topic they will read in this lesson.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-Students are shown pictures regarding the vocabulary used in the text. -Students are asked to look at the pictures and guess any relevant idea they could propose. -Students share their ideas as a whole class and the instructor tries to involve them by asking related questions regarding the pictures. -The instructor will elicit new vocabulary which will be used in the next stages of the lesson that will be given to them as a handout.

While-Reading (5-7 minutes) • Students will learn to read the text and understand the entirety of it a limited time.

Students will be put in pairs, student A and student B. Student As read about Tulips and student Bs read about roses. Afterwards, all students will answer questions in their handouts regarding their flower.

While-Reading (8-10 minutes) • Students will learn to scan and search for specific information in the text.

In this part, a) students will read the text individually and do the exercise on their own using back referencing. They are instructed to read the text silently and answer the exercise on their own. After the students are asked CCQs for confirmation, the instructor will check individually to see the students have understood and are on the task. First question could be done as an example to guide the students. b)-c) Students do the exercises in pairs and afterwards check the answers with the class.

Post-Reading (10-15 minutes) • Students will learn to work together, generating ideas based on information provided

Students will be put in pairs and will be told they are going to design a new perfume or aftershave. They will be focused on the prompts and will be checked if they understand the pre-learnt vocabulary regarding perfume, aftershave, packaging and age range. Students will discuss their ideas as groups of two while taking notes, afterwards they will share their ideas to the whole class.

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