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Gözde Demirel,TP 8, Reading
Elementary, A2 level


In this lesson, the students are going to practise reading for gist and reading for specific information with a text about walking in the context of "health". The lesson starts with a short video clip where people talk about what they do to stay healty and continues with students' telling what they do for it. Teacher continues with a matching activity to teach the vocabulary in the context and in the next stage, the students read the text for gist and match the topics with the paragraphs. Then, the students read the text again for detailed information and tick the ideas that the text talks about.(If time allows, the teacher asks the students to find a suitable title for the text in the following stage.) As the post reading task, the students will choose someone and carry out a survey by asking each other some questions about doing sports and staying healthy. The students tell what they learned from their friends in the survey and the lesson ends with the feedback on the last activity.


Main Aims

  • To provide reading for gist and reading for information practice using a text about walking in the context of health

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a survey in the context of doing exercise and health
  • To provide clarification and practice of the vocabulary about doing exercise in the context of health


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

Let the class watch a short clip about health and then ask " What do you do to stay healthy?"

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

Tell the Ss to work alone to match the words& sample sentences with their definitions. Give them the cut ups, monitor while the Ss are doing the task, Ss check their answers with partners. Provide clarification on the target vocabulary by asking CCQs, drilling and showing the stress.

While-Reading #1 (10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task

Tell Ss to read the text quickly in 2-3 minutes and then match the topics a-d with the paragraphs 1-4. T monitors to check the comprehension. Ss work alone and when finished, they check their answers in pairs. T nominates some students to share their answers with the class.

While-Reading #2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging scanning for details reading task

Show the handout and tell them to read these sentences and then read the text again to find & tick the ideas the text talks about. Do the example one with the class and let them work alone and then check in pairs. Monitor and take notes of the problematic sentences while they are working,In the feedback part, focus on the comprehension of the text.

Post-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Before the task, check if the Ss know the word " gym ". Then, show the "survey" handout to the class and set the task: Ss are going to choose one person among their friends to carry out the survey and they will work in pairs to ask each other these questions and will take notes of their partners' answers, when finished, they are going to tell what they have heard from their partner. While the Ss are working, T monitor for good examples and errors and highlights them in the feedback part.

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