Mohamed Abdel-Salam Mohamed Abdel-Salam

Information, the news
Intermediate, Grade 1, B1 level


In this lesson, students will learn some new vocabulary related to the news and use them to practise speaking for fluency.


Abc Smart board

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: • use a lexical set about the news correctly • understand an article about news and social media.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of headlines, affairs, breaking, news feeds, celebrity in the context of the news


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

Write this question on the board with the gapped options below it: What kind of news do people share with each other? 1 updates on international e_ents 2 l_c_l news 3 hu_an-i_te_est sto_ies Ask students to complete the gapped words if they can. Check answers. Put students into pairs to talk about the kind of news they have shared with other people over the last few days, referring to the list on the board.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1- Tell the students that they’re going to read a text to find out 2-Give them text (SB p.g. 92) to skim it and come up with a suitable title. 3-Accept any suitable title and praise the students. 4-Give them (HO) to match the vocab to their definitions. 5-Ask them to check their answers in pairs.

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

- Ask students how many new words they found. - Elicit and clarify the meaning of these new words (headlines, affairs, breaking, news feeds, celebrity) by showing them pictures and flashcards. After that, I will use CCQs to check their understanding. - Ask students what part of speech those words are. Elicit 2 sentences to check their awareness. - Drilling, then write the form on the WB.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students complete the exercises in Vocabulary Focus 8A on SB p.159. Individually, students do Exercises a–c. Monitor for Exercise d and take feedback as a class. Tell students to go back to SB p.92.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

SS answer exercise 2 on p.g. 92 SB. Tell students to think about their answers first, then put them in pairs to discuss the questions. Take feedback as a class by asking some students to say whether their answers were similar or very different.

Free Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Ask fast finishers to think of one current news story for each of the kinds of news in Exercise a. They can then share their ideas with the rest of the class. - Open class feedback.

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