Lynn Lynn

TP 8: Arts and Entertainment
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, the students read a brochure from Tate Britain, a museum in London that has art galleries and temporary exhibitions. Students read for gist and detail and work on a communication task at the end.


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Abc Brochure extracts from:

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about a extracts from the brochure of Tate Britain museum in the context of arts and entertainement.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of museum lexis in the context of arts and entertainment.


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

Ss watch a short video about Tate Britain. T elicits the words museum, art gallery, paintings, exhibitions, a member of staff.

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

Ss get to know specific words that they need to know for the reading tasks by matching words and their definitions for meaning. T identifies part of speech. T drills the words with the class and indicates words stress.

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

Ss skim the brochure to find out about the different parts of the brochure and indicate where they can find which information.

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

Ss read the brochure in more detail to find specific information in order to answer questions about the museum.

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

Ss organise a day at the museum and each pari has specific interest (specific exhibitions, tours, shopping, food). The Ss negotiate and organise their day to include as many of their interest as possible. T may help students with prompts if needed.

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