Alardah Alardah

16 Before 60
Elementary level


Pairwork & groupwork: giving advices on how to have a long and happy life. Giving advices on lifestyle; talking about plans for the future. 16 things to do before you're 60 years old: a magazine article giving suggestions about how to make your life happier and healthier.


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Main Aims

  • To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about staying healthy in the context of 16 before 60

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a giving advices on how to have a long and happy life in the context of 16 things before you are 60 years


Warmer/Lead-in & Speaking (5-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The T writes on the board: What makes you happy? What makes you feel stressed? The T is going to do a demonation. He gives the Ss two minutes to think of things that are personal to them to put in each category. When the Ss are ready, they discuss their ideas in pairs. Then, he elicits suggestions for each category from the class. He shows the pictures of the following : Sleep well, do exercise eat well, drink lots of water, smile and laugh. He asks the Ss "Which of these are important to you? Do you think these things are important for a happy life and healthy life? What are other things?". Then he posts a red paper which is written 16 Before 60 on it to get the Ss' attention more by trying to find out what "16 Before 60" means.

Pre-Teaching Vocab (2-3 minutes) • To clarify the meaning form of the target language

The T will quickly elicit some of the new words mentioned in the article and do some drilling if there is much time.. Volunteer Regret Chance Quit Worry

Pre-Reading (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The T puts the Ss in pairs to complete the sentences given on the HO. Then, he puts the Ss in groups to compare their answers. He also shows the Ss three pictures. They are asked to read the article and match the pictures with the paragraphs. .

While-Reading (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

The Ss are given another HO, and asked to read the article again and decide which paragraph talks about the given words. Then, they are asked to compare them in pairs. The Ss are asked to match the underlined words from the article with the definitions given. Then, they are asked to compare their answers.

Post-Reading (3-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

The T asked the Ss to read the article again, and choose things that they already did in the past. After they finish, he asks them to work in pairs to compare their lists.

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