merve merve

LL reading and vocab
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students extend their range of business vocabulary and extract specific information from reading texts.


Abc white board
Abc Text book

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of business collocations in the context of famous entrepreneurs' biographies
  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about business icons

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for identifying similarities and differences
  • To exercise critical thinking based on the information provided in the text


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

Names, nationalities and main areas of work of five business people are shown on the board. Students are asked to match the information with the names correctly in the shortest time possible. The first one to finish wins.

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

Teach business collocations some of which will appear in the texts.

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Randomly group students into two groups and assign them a total of four texts. Having skimmed their texts, tell them to answer questions 1 and 2 only. Take class feedback.

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

Working closely with their group members, students answer more detailed comprehension questions. Then each student A is matched with one student B and complete the missing information by sharing the information they have about their texts.

Post-Reading (5-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

(If time allows) Ask students to discuss the similarities and differences between the biographies they have read, and further discuss the content critically by answering the questions in exercise part 3.

Web site designed by: Nikue