Mohammed Khir Albrzawi Mohammed Khir Albrzawi

Follow that car
Elementary level


In this lesson ss will practice scan reading for specific information and skim listening to get overall idea . It’s a story about private detective who has been hired by Mrs Lunan who thought that her husband is having an affair. The listen starts with a lead in, the teacher shows the pictures of the story and tell the ask the ss to describe the pictures, after that, ss listen to the story and before reading and try to put the picture in order, then ss can check their answers by scan reading the text. The third activity, ss have to choose the correct words to complete the sentences. In the fourth activity will be a controlled speaking and ss will predict the rest of the story. Then ss listen to the end of the story, and check their predictions.


Abc Reading HO
Abc Sentences completion
Abc Describing the pictures

Main Aims

  • Reading- to practice scan reading to find a specific piece of information

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening and speaking- to practice skim listening to get overall idea and to practice speaking for fluency


Warmer/ Lead in (5-8 minutes) • To get the ss intrested in the topic

Get Ss interested in the topic. Show Ss the pictures and get them to describe what is happening in each picture by asking questions and pre-teach some key phrases. Who is the lady and what is her job? Motorcycle detective (PI = Private investigator) What is she doing? Following the car

Tracy Dick, P.I. Motorbike Detective (10-14 minutes) • To practice scan listening and reading

Play the recording, ss listen and put the pictures in order. When they finish, they compare their answers with their partner and then they can scan read to check their answers. Take FB Key 1 middle right 2 top left 3 bottom right 4 bottom left 5 middle left

Choosing the correct words (5-8 minutes) • To practice reading for specific information/detail (Scan reading/ receptive skill)

Ss read the story again, and choose the correct word to complete the sentences. Ss check their answers with their partners, then T check with W/C. Key 1 a 2 b 3 a 4 a 5 a 6a 7 b

Predicting the end of the story (5-8 minutes) • To practice speaking for fluency

This is a freer speaking activity. Ss will work in groups or pairs to predict the end of the story. Take FB

The end of the story (5-7 minutes) • To practice scan listening

Ss will listen to the end of the story to check their prediction. Take FB Key Mr Lunan is phoning Mrs Lunan. He secretly arranged a surprise romantic dinner for them at their favourite restaurant.

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