Mohamad Mohamad

B2 'Upper-intermediate' level


Abc Warm-up HO1
Abc Pre-Reading preparation lead-in question HO2
Abc While- Reading 'Gist' HO3
Abc While-Reading 'Scanning' HO4
Abc Post-Reading 'Speaking' HO6
Abc Checking Vocabulary HO5

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about How men and women argue in the context of Family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss with a speaking preactice on the topic they've just learned which is 'How Men and Women Argue'


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

Draw the Ss attention to the quote in the slide. Ask them to discuss it in pairs. Ss will discuss in pairs. Have whole-class feedback and try to personalize the topic by asking some general background questions, e.g. "Do you agree with this quote?" or "Men.. do you agree with Sigmund Freud's quote?" why/why not?

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Draw Ss' attention to the lead-in questions in HO2 and ask them to discuss them in pairs/groups of 3. Ss will work in pairs and discuss the questions. Monitor discretely. Have whole-class content feedback.

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

- Ask Ss to read a text called 'How Men and Women Argue'. Tell them to read about some strategies men and women use when they argue. - Ask them to read individually and then see whether they've talked about similar strategies with their partner. - Have content feedback by asking them if they've got similar strategies. Encourage all Ss to participate by nominating them.

While-Reading #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

- Ask Ss to scan the text and decide whether the statements in HO4 are true or false and correct the false ones. They can justify their answers by underlining or referring back to the statements that helped them decide what's true/false. - Ss will read the text individually and then peer-check their answers. - Have whole-class content feedback and ask Ss to share their answers with the whole class. - Encourage them to justify their answers and the others to agree/disagree. - If Ss struggle with knowing the correct answers, show them the answer key (they can see the answers underlined in the text). - Draw Ss' attention to the highlighted words in the text and ask them to figure out the meaning from context. - Ss will work in pairs. - Have whole-class language feedback and encourage Ss to explain the meaning using their own words and others to agree/disagree as some Ss might have wrong explanations. - Ask some CCQs shown in the language analysis.

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

- Ask Ss to talk about the questions related to 'How Men and Women Argue' HO6. - Encourage them to ask follow-up questions when listening to their classmate talking. - Monitor discretely. - Have whole-class content feedback allowing Ss to listen to each other's experiences concerning 'arguments'.

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