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Present Simple Houseswap
Elementary level


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about houseswap in the context of a holiday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of adjectives with a text about houseswap in the context of holiday


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

- Show students a video clip about house-swap - Ask students to think about the video's context.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (10-11 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Write down swap and house swap on the board. - Elicit meanings of these word by modeling. - Project exercise 1 onto the WB. - Tell students to match the adjectives in A with their opposites in B. - Give students HO. - Students work alone. - Ask students to check their answers with the person next to them. - Do whole class feedback by nominating students.

Reading text 1 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

-Pair students in groups of 4 people. -Give them the HO -Ask students to read the task individually and discuss ideas with their group. -Ask each group what do they think WC feedback.

Reading text 2 (14-16 minutes) • In order to practice students reading for specific information skill.

-Show students the pictures. -Give students the HO. - Ask students to do a matching exercise. - Students check in pairs. - Whole class feedback by nominating students.

Reading 3 (8-10 minutes) • In order to increase students' reading for detail skill.

- Give students HO - Ask students to read the reading 2 again. - Ask students to do T/F activity. -Students check in pairs. - Feedback by giving answer keys.

Post Productive skills task (10-12 minutes) • Enable students to practice target language through speaking and writting skills.

-Give students to papers. - Ask them to write about their homes. - Make sure to say they can model reading 2. -Tell students to walk in the classroom in order to find someone who will swap his house with. - Ask students who they swamp their houses with. Whole class feedback.

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