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Demo Lesson
B2 level


In this lesson, students practice their reading skills such as prediction, reading for gist and specific information while being encouraged to practice strategies like skimming and scanning using a text about giving away Twitter names from the Guardian. First, the lesson starts by asking students some discussion questions about social networks. Then it's followed by introducing some new vocabulary from the text to the students. After that, the students are given some short tasks to practice using skimming and scanning strategies. Later, a more extended reading comprehension task is provided to the students. Finally, some follow-up discussion questions incorporating the students' comments and personal giveaway experiences.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, and specific information reading practices to build up the students' speed reading skills using an item of news story about giving away Twitter accounts from the Guardian

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion with some follow-up questions about the text,


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T introduces himself and gets to know Ss. - T displays 5 speaking questions (01 LP warmer questions) on the board. - T puts Ss in pairs and asks them to discuss the questions in pairs. - T slowly walks around the classroom to monitor and listen - T gets WC FB.

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

- Ss are asked: What do you do when you want to know the main idea of a reading text? - After collecting some ideas from Ss, T introduces the basic concept of skimming. - T elicits the difference between skimming and scanning (if Ss do not know, T shows the difference using PPT, 02 LP skimming)

While-Reading #1 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- T shows Ss pictures (03 LP pictures) and asks Ss some questions about them. - T says: "We are going to read a text about these photos. Look at the photos and answer this question in pairs: What is the story behind these photos?" - T collects predictions from Ss. - T hands Ss HO1 and asks them to fold it so they could only see the first question - Ss skim the text for 2 minutes and answer the first question. - T elicits the answer from Ss. - T refers to the underlined words in the text and asks them to fold the paper so they could see the second question. - Ss are told to match the underlined words to their definitions individually. - Ss do pair-check. - T elicits answers from Ss and writes the correct answers on the WB.

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging details

- T asks Ss to unfold the paper so they could see the third question and asks them to scan the text and underline the answers. - Ss do pair-check. - Ss read the text individually and answer the questions. - T monitors Ss quietly and lets them do their task. - Ss do pair-check. - T collects WC FB.

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

- T divides Ss into two groups. - T explains to Ss how to do the exercise onion rings. - Ss discuss the questions displayed on the WB (04 LP onion ring questions). - When the exercise is done, T gets WC FB.

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