Christopher Christopher

Teaching practice 7
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will practice reading for gist and fluency and become familiar with sentence constructions expressing the future tense.


Abc Exercise 2.2
Abc example sentences
Abc vocabulary matching
Abc audio track: R10.1
Abc Reading: Sabrina, Carmen, Luca, and Wing Yu

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about foreign students studying English in the context of talking about future plans and aspirations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of verbs and collocations in the context of talking about what people plan to do in the future


introduction to collocations (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and introduce them to new words they will need to complete the corresponding textbook exercises

Hand out the vocabulary example sentences. Tell students to read the examples on the page and then talk to their friends to see if they can figure out the meaning. Ask CCQ's to make sure students know what they mean and go over each word with them.

vocabulary matching exercise (6-8 minutes) • To check the students understanding of each word and to have them complete each of the expressions in the exercise

Hand out the matching exercise and have the students work on them on their own. Then have them check their answers in small groups and go up to the board and write down their answers.

Listening exercise 1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide practice using the new verbs and their collocations and get students to add these expressions to their active vocabulary.

Play the recording. Have the students repeat each of the words and expressions after they listen the first time and then play the recording again. Have the students test eachother in pairs and match the verbs to their collocations.

Reading for gist. (9-11 minutes) • To provide students with the opportunity to read a text for gist to find out where each of the students they are reading about lives.

Tell the students they will be reading a text about students who study English just like them. Tell them they have two minutes to read all four texts, and their task is to find out where each person studies English. Once their two minutes are up, have one student from each group come up to the board and write down where each of the four students studies. Go over the answers as a class.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with the opportunity to read for details and fill in the blanks about a text they just read.

Tell students to read the text again. Give them more time to read this time around to make sure they are able to answer and complete exercise 2a. Once they have read the text again hand out exercise 2a and tell them to fill in the blanks with the right name. Have them check their answers with their neighbors as feedback. Then, have them come up to the board and write down their answers there.

Post-Reading/Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Have the students answer the following questions in pairs. Why do they study English? How do they learn best...reading books in English? watching movies? speaking to tourists? Have them discuss with their partners. Afterwards as a class try to elicit responses from them.

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