Hbibi Imen Hbibi Imen

living in a bubble,
elementary level


In this lesson, students will practise reading for specific information in the context of homes.


Abc projection of different types of houses, pictures, interview sheets, course books

Main Aims

  • To practise reading for specific information in the context of homes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise controlled speaking


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

Project pictures of different types of homes and ask students to think what these pictures are about. I will try to elicit "house" / "home" and "rooms"

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

matching task. Students will match name of the room with what we usually do in them. Demonsration on board through examples of "gardening" and "having a shower" ICQ then give out the two sets of cards to the students to match.

Pre-teach vocabulary (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

show pictures to the class to elicit or show "rug, fireplace, curtains, a record, a bubble, a flat" drill, CCQ - do we put a rug on the floor or on the wall? - do we cook in a fireplace? - which is bigger a flat or a house? Does a flat have a garden? -do we listen to music on a record? Are they old or new? -can we make bubbles with water and shampoo?

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students specific information reading tasks

Elicit names of rooms and comments from pictures of Cyril's house in the coursebook. what rooms can you see? How is it like? Is it a normal house? Students will then read the text and answer questions of exercise 3 page 40 of the coursebook. As a demonstration, students will first read only the first paragraph and answer the questin "what does Cyril do?" peer feedback, answer keys. True or false task. Demo with example sentence on board:" Cyril's house is modern" I C Q, Answer key around the room, Students go around the room to check their answers. Then feedback on the false answers only.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • Controlled speaking

Students will ask and answer questions about Cyril's house. Demonstrate first with a student "Is there a kitchen in Cyril's house?" then the student will ask another" Are there any bedrooms? " in pairs, students will ask and answer questions about objects they have on the list. They will be given different lists so they can practise different questions. mingle and interview: or specific information Students will mingle and interview each other on their impressions on Cyril's house. Demonstrate with a student "Do you like it? what do you like about it? what don't you like about it?" what is your perfect home like? Students will have to write the names of the students they interview. Each student has to ask four students. monitor and take notes for error correction.

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