Yeşim Yeşim

Intermediate level


Abc Cutting Edge Intermediate Book

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about facts in the context of news

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about facts in the context of news


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

The T brings three photos from recent stories which have been in the news. Students discuss what they think in pairs. When they are ready the T elicits their ideas as a class, then explains the rest of the details in each story.

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

The teacher focuses on the question in the example 'Do you read newspaper every day?', then goes through the other prompts and elicits the questions for each one on the white board.SS mingle and ask and answer the questions.The T asks them to note down when another S answers yes to a question. SS compare results and answer the questions in groups. T tells SS that they are going read some news items from English papers and checks the meaning of new words before reading.

While-Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

In groups, SS predict what the articles are about and then the T shows 4 headlines on the smart board and writes their suggestions under each headline on the board without saying whether or not they are correct. Then the T asks SS read the articles and match them with the headlines in 3 minutes. The T explains SS will have a chance to read the texts again more carefully afterwards.

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

SS read the article and choose the best summary for each text individually before checking them in pairs and the T encourages them to find the places in each text where the answer is given.

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

The T gives SS time to read the questions and choose three they would like to discuss in pairs and then each pair reports their answers to another pair.

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