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READING - Favourite Times
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson, students focus on their comprehension of reading through a series of gist and detailed reading practices.

Materials

Abc Easter Eggs Decorated
Abc Student Book Hand-outs

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Favourite times in the context of seasons effect on people.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and deduction reading practice using a text about Favourite times in the context of interviews

Procedure

Warm-up and Lead-in (8 minutes) • Break the Ice and set the theme of the lesson

Wish the students good morning in Turkish - Gunaydin, arkadaslar write on the board the theme of the lesson: Favourite Times Have students pick a slip of paper Form students in pairs and have them take turns to ask and answer the question written on the paper. Ask around the class what each pair questions and answers were.

Pre-Teach (5 minutes) • Introduce key words that appear in Reading exercise 2a

Draw a winners podium on the board. Write the corresponding numbers; 1, 2, 3 in the respective areas. Elicit responses If I was in a race, and I finished in the top 3, at podium 3, what do you call the position I finished in? Third. Write the word and definition Third CCQ Can you be the third person in a line? Yes If you saw some sad news on the TV and it made you sad and unhappy, What would be the word you'd use to say about the news? It's depressing! Depressing CCQ if something is making you unhappy, do you feel like dancing? No

Controlled Reading (8 minutes) • Controlled reading for information

State Instructions Read the section about Favourite Times. 3-minutes Answer the question? What's special about the third Monday in January and the third Friday in June? 2-minutes You will do this by yourself State the amount of time for this task. 5-minutes ICQ What are you going to do? How much time do you have? 5-minutes Are you gonna work as a group? No, individually Put them in pairs to compare answers. 1-minute Ask the class, what are the answers?

Pre-Teach (5 minutes) • Elicit the meaning of the word.

Show photo of Asparagus: Do you know what this is called? Asparagus Write the word on the board and drill word. CCQ Is this something you can eat? Yes Show photo of Easter eggs: What does this make you think? Easter Sunday Write the word and meaning on the board.

Semi Controlled Reading (10 minutes) • Filling in the blanks

State Instructions Read the questions and Joe's and Rose's answers and complete them with the phrases. 8-minutes You will do this by yourself State the amount of time for this task. 8-minutes ICQ What are you going to do? How much time do you have? 8-minutes Are you gonna work as a group? No, individually Put them in pairs to compare answers. 2-minute Ask the class, what are the answers?

Freer Practice (10 minutes) • Discuss in pairs

State Instructions Look at the highlighted words and phrases and try to guess their meaning. 5-minutes You will do this in pairs State the amount of time for this task. 5-minutes ICQ What are you going to do? How much time do you have? 5-minutes Are you gonna work individually? No, in pairs Taking turns to ask the pairs and the class for confirmation, what do they think they mean? 5-minutes

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