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Twitter Names
B2 level


This is a reading lesson. In this lesson, Ss will practice reading a text skills in the context of social media. First, Ss will learn some difficult vocabulary. Next, they will do gist and specific information reading tasks. Finally, they will be provided with an opportunity to respond to the text by using a discussion.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Social Media Accounts in the context of Twitter Names

Subsidiary Aims

  • To set the context for the next grammar lesson which is reported speech
  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary in the context of having Twitter accounts


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

Ss answer questions asked by the teacher about creating an account on social media in order to draw on the students' knowledge and schemata. The questions are the following: - Do you have an account on Facebook/Twitter? - Does your name include a number or a symbol? - Have you tried choosing a username which was already taken?

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

Pre-teach blockers which students might not know by giving them a gap-filling exercise with the words in a box. Ss do the exercise in pairs. Then, they can pair with another partner to check their answers. T shows the answer on the board and Ss make sure they have the correct answers. T drills the new words to be certain that Ss pronounce them correctly.

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

1. Reading for gist: Ss answer question one ( how many accounts does he have? by skimming the text. (AK: 4 accounts with the sign @ before each of them in the text) 2. Reading for specific information: A. Ss are given 5 comprehension questions about the text to answer. Ss are asked to check their answers in pairs. Ss share their answers and explain why they chose them. T shows the answers on the board (AK: 1. to publicize Rio in the Olympics 2. a graphic designer, because of the economy 3. He thinks it is a gift 4. he contacts officials, they confirm their ID, and he sends them the password. 5. 3 account names. B. Ss do the true/false exercise and check the answers with their partners. T shows the the right answer on the board. (AK: 1. F Spanish, in the title 2. F he did 3. T ('at last' in line 8) 4. T, great value line 9 5. F, reservation line 19.

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

T shows the following questions on the board for a pair work discussion: 1. What would you do if you were asked to give away your social media account? 2. Would you charge money for it? 3. Have you made money through social media or YouTube? Do you think it is an easy way to make money? 4. Is it more important to benefit your society or to make a fortune? 5. Do you think what Castano did was rewarding enough?

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