Deniz Bulut Deniz Bulut

Talk about things you couldn't live without-reading
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about how to introduce things they can't live without through a reading activity based on seven successful people that were asked about what they couldn't live without. T will show them pictures of some things that people are mostly addicted to and ask them to talk about them in pairs or groups. After reading the text about the 7 people, thet,ll complete the task in their handouts and continue with a speaking and writing activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of things we hate to live without

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about seven successful people in the context of the things they couldn't live without


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

Teacher gives an anecdote about a thing that she thinks she cannot live without and get them to think about stuff that they would be so bothered to live without. After having a talk in pairs, T will ask them to share their ideas with the class.

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

Teacher will stick some pictures of the common things that people are mostly addicted to. T asks them to pick 3 of them that they think most people couldn't do without. Ss will discuss the reasons of picking those 3 with the classroom as soon as they finish discussing in pairs.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T asks the students if they recognize any of these successful people in the pictures. Before reading, T will check understanding of the words 'insomnia' and 'writer's block'. Ss read the text and answer the questions of exercise 1a and check their answers in pairs. T writes the answers on the WB

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T asks students to read the instructions of exercise 2a and go through the examples in the first text. Ss then work individually, examine and underline the phrases that express how strongly the writer feels and check their answers with their partners before the class. T writes phrases to the board if necessary.

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

T asks students to write 10 things they would not be able to live without on a paper individually . Then she asks them to work in pairs and see if they have anything in common. They then change partners to be able to see what each person has in their ow lists.

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