Abdulrahman Sayed Abdulrahman Sayed

Best Friends
B1 level


In the lesson, the students will practice skimming reading and reading for detailed comprehension through a text about two friends relation.


Abc handouts - pictures - board.

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about a story of two friends.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a group work in the context of description of good friend.


Lead-in (4-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students.

To show them the picture of the two friends and let the students guess what is the relation between these two men and why one of them use a wheelchair. They will work through group work. Each group has 5 students. One of them will present their answer.

Pre-Reading (6-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible.

To teach them the meaning of these words ( sense of humor - in common - untouchable).using board. 1- untouchable: My uncle is untouchable, no one hates him. meaning: No one refuse him/it because it / him is very good or powerful. Transcription: /ʌnˈtʌʧəbl/ 2- in common: Ali and me are very different, we have nothing in common. meaning: Each one has the same. Transcription: /ɪn ˈkɒmən/ 3- sense of humor: She is very funny, she has a sense of humor. meaning: to can make jokes. Transcription: /sɛns ɒv ˈhjuːmə/

Gist task (2-4 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task.

To ask them answer this question: What is the topic of this text? They will work in pairs. And the teacher will choose some of them to answer. * They have handouts of the lesson.

While-Reading/Listening (11-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading task.

The Student will read to answer these questions: 1- In what ways did Abdel help Philippe? 2- In what ways did Philippe help Abdel? 3- What is their relationship like now? 4- Why did Philippe love Abdel? They will work in 4 groups, each group has 4 students, each student is going to be responsible of 1 of these questions. Each group should have 2 presenters each one will present 2 questions’ answers. To make the students know about each others questions.

Productive Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to speak about friendship.

The same groups will answer this: Describe the best friend that you want to get. The group will present his answer through a different presenter

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