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Reading lesson


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Different lifestyles in the context of Friends, friendship

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation,debate


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

Look a the pictures. How do you suppose, who are they? What can you say about their appearance,clothes,ages? What do you think about their proffesion? A friend’s eye is a good mirror. Глаза друга – лучшее зеркало. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Друзья познаются в беде.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

You have 5 minutes to read the text. Read and answer the question. Do you agree that they are....?

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Choose the main idea of this text. Which prediction is closest to the true story? 1. They are a couple now, but they live in a different cities. 2. They are friends for a long time, but their lifestyles are different now. 3. They are brother and sister and they don't meet very often because of their work.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Feedback in small groups Than check answers together

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Next you should read the text again in more detail to check the order of events. Put the following parts of the story into the correct order and then check with the model answer below. Reading task - They became close friends. - Tina and Will graduated from university and they moved to the different cities. - Tina had found someone, who can share the house with her. - Will works in a financial company, but Tina is an assiant for art exhibitions. - They have much in common: discussions about music,politics,literature and etc.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Feedback in small groups Than check answers together

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

True False 1. After they have draduated from university, they didn't meet. 2, Will likes his work because of good salary. 3. Tina put the advertisement in the Internet and found Will. 4. Tina lives with her family because she hasn't got a lot of money to rent or to buy a house. 5. Tina is interested in her job, she likes to get involved people in art.

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