Samah Khairy Samah Khairy

elementary level


In this lesson, the students will practice skimming and scanning reading for the text and will learn some new vocabulary.


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Main Aims

  • Practice skimming, scanning and understanding skills in reading.

Subsidiary Aims

  • 1- Learn to give advice about travelling by using should/shouldn't. 2- Reinforcing student's comprehension skills through speaking.


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

Ask the students some questions to give them a general idea about the lesson and to generate a desire to read the text: 1- Do you like travelling? 2- Would you like to live in different country? Why / Why not? 3- If yes, Which country would you choose?

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-First, I show the students some flash cards for the blocking words to identify their meanings and to make sure that the students are going to understand the text well. -Second, I am going to write the people's names (from the text) on the right side of the board and stick some pictures related to their life and work on the other side. I tell them that they are going to stick each picture beside the suitable name. -Give them two minuets to read the text, then they will answer the questions.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

I ask the students to read the text one more time,then we sit in a big circle and play Fan & Pick activity by using questions I have already prepared them to ask about specific information: 1-How many jobs does Troy have? 2-How old was Troy when he sold every thing to travel abroad? 3-When did Oliver & Kirsten leave the UK? 4-What is the name of Oliver & Kirsten's daughter? 5-Which country did Cerys decide to stay in? 6-What is Cerys working now?

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

in this stage I give the students five minutes to reread the text for details then give them the handout to answer. write if it is true or false: 1-Oliver and Kirsten do the same work.[ ] 2-Liona is a teenager.[ ] 3-Troy has three jobs.[ ] 4-Troy borrowed money to travel abroad.[ ] 5-Cerys is British.[ ] 6-Cerys can't swim.[ ] 7-Cerys like to stay in one place.[ ] 8-Troy says"You should try to learn the local language". [ ] 9- Oliver says "you shouldn't live like the local people". [ ]

Productive follow up task (4-5 minutes) • To develop their fluency on the topic of the text and give them the opportunity to react to the content.

in this stage they are going to play 'Find the Fiction' activity. I will divide the class into groups of three. Each student is responsible of one text and he is going to write three statements: two true, one false. Students take turns to share their statements. Teammates try to identify the fictitious one.

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