Seda Seda

TP4- Reading
B2 Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will read a text about air travel. The lesson starts with title and picture prediction and goes on with a listening text about in-flight announcement matching activity. It is followed by a gist task of a reading text about the topic air travel. More challenging task of reading, to read for specific information, is set. To provide further comprehension, true/false activity is followed. The lesson ends with a discussion of reading text, where students share their ideas on the text.


Abc Activity Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about air travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about in-flight announcements in the context of air travel
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a mingle activity in the context of air travel


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

Think of a warmer lead in

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

T makes sts work in pairs. (Numbering technique) T gives the instruction: ' We see a cover page of the book about air travel. Look at the title and the picture here. What do you expect to read? ' T asks about their ideas and write their guesses on board. (Later on, T uses them to see if any of them have guessed correctly after first reading by putting ticks or crosses.) T pre teaches some of the words from the text. (Add them here)

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

T gives the instruction: 'Read the back cover of the book about air travel. There are questions. Can you guess the answers to any of the questions? Discuss with your pairs.' The hands out the activity sheet of 2.a and text. (T gives WC FB) T asks some of the questions from the back cover page and learns their ideas on the activity but does not approve any of them.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

2B T instructs ' Read the rest of the text. Answer the questions on the cover page. Check if your guesses about the answers match or not.' T hands out the rest of the text. Sts read and answer the questions and see if their guesses before they read match or not. To give feedback for the activity, T gives the answer key and let them compare with their own answers. After they check it, T asks some CCQs to check activity answers. Sts work in groups of 3 this time. T sets another activity for further comprehension. (2c) T gives the instruction: ' Read the extract again. Decide if the sentences are true or false. Underline the part of the text that gives you the answers.' To check the activity answers T shows the answer key. Ask CCQs.

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

2d Sts respond to the text and share their ideas with the other students. T gives the instruction: ' What information did you find surprising? Do you believe it at all? Stand up walk around the classroom and ask these questions to at least 3 of your friends' T monitors while sts talking and sharing their opinions and tries to take notes of their mistakes. T gives feedback on accuracy. T gives feedback on ideas.

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