Zahra Zahra

Reading Lesson- Profile Pictures
Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • For students to practice reading for gist and details by reading an article in the context of social profile photos.

Subsidiary Aims

  • for students to be able to understand the humor and interpret it in a positive way.
  • for students to practice the pre-taught vocabulary


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Greet the students, ask them what they think about the main title of this chapter "every picture has a story" (slide 1 on ppt) - Ask students if they know what profile pictures are on social media and why people post them. - Ask students to take a photo of the ppt slide and think about the questions individually. - Prepare to send them to breakout rooms to discuss their ideas. - Ask one or two students to report on their partner's ideas.

Pre-Reading/Vocabulary (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Ask the students to read the words out loud in order. (slide 3 in ppt) - Ask the students if they are familiar with any of the words. - As a class, try to match the words to their definitions and elaborate and explain the meanings of the words in more detail if needed. - See if one student would like to volunteer and construct a sentence with one of the words. - (slide 4 in ppt) Show the students the answer key and allow them to take photos if needed.

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

- Ask students to read the instructions and to take a picture of slide 5 on the ppt for reference. - Present the reading material and start the silent reading. - After the students have read the material, send them to breakout rooms for a quick chat about the answers. - Share their answers to the class and present the correct answers.

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

- Tell the students they are going to look at positive reasons as to why people may choose these kinds of profile photos. - Take a photo of the list and read through them. - Go back through the text in breakout rooms and match the answers. - Come back and share their answers, correct them when needed and show the answer key.

Post-Reading/Speaking (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Ask the students what they think about each picture very briefly and then ask them to read the instructions. (make sure they are keeping track of their phrases or working on the activity correctly) - Send students to breakout rooms and monitor their conversations and see how they are improving their speaking skills. - When the students are done discussing, ask each group to talk about one picture with all their assumptions.

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