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Life Changes "Teaching Practice 1"
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will discuss about big changes that happened in their lives which change their lives completely to the best. They will read the text about a woman who has been made redundant, then she leads to a complete different healthy life, living and working on the farm. The students will read the text, discussing their own experiences about the topic.


Abc A woman picture in the farm,
Abc Straightforward Student's book
Abc Handout "Story about Sandy"
Abc vocabulary flash cards
Abc Topic "Life Changes"

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information reading practice using vocabularies about personal experiences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the opportunity to practice talking about their big changes and experiences in their lives


Warmer / Lead-in (2-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will write on the board " The biggest changes in the human's life" with note either these changes lead to the best or to the worst. T- S task feedback (Write some ideas on the board)

Pre-Reading (2-3 minutes) • To predict the contents of the reading topic

T will paste a picture of a woman in the farm and ask the students to create and imagine what the biggest changes in the woman's life are

Pre-Reading Prediction (7-9 minutes) • To prepare Students for the text and make it accessible

T will distribute the vocabulary flash cards to the students to discuss the unknown word to them, then switch these flash cars among the pair groups to discuss. T will ask Ss to think about the Vocabulary flash cards and the picture to let them discuss what kinds of life changes happened to the woman

Skim reading for gist (3-5 minutes) • To focus and answer the questions

Ss will read the topic quickly and answer the questions in ex.1 Ss will explain their answers

Intensive reading (4-6 minutes) • To enable the Ss to be well-involved to the topic and phrases

T will ask the student to look at the parts of the sentences in ex.2 and work individually to put them into the gaps. Then they'll check their answers with their partners

post-reading discussion (8-10 minutes) • To lead to an open discussion

T will show the difference between "regret" and "radical" and let them discuss ex.3 in small groups

post-reading activity (7-9 minutes) • To ensure the Ss ability in finding the target idea

T will distribute small information notes about Sandy and they have to put these notes in order to form a good paragraph T will give the student Sandy's paragraph to check their answers Students have to check what kind of change that happened in Sandy's life T will ask the students to create a different kind of life change in Sandy's life

Flexi Activity " 3 truths and a lie" (10-12 minutes) • To enable the Ss to be involved with the topic during the extra time

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