Imen Yakoubi Imen Yakoubi

Reading and Speaking: "Ruth Rendell"
Upper-intermediate class level


The class is composed of ten students (more or less) who came from different backgrounds, ages and mindsets: (South Americans, Europeans, and Arabs). The students seem very motivated to learn English, some of them are from Ecuador, they join class at 4 am in the morning and that is because of the time difference; they are very engaged to develop their linguistic skills. They are poised and very friendly people.


Abc Ruth Rendell text Unit 3" Kindness of Strangers"

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a criticising and describing literay work in the context of Literature and fiction work

Subsidiary Aims

  • Encourage students to read more novels and short stories


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

Display some photos about horror and crime movies covers and ask students whether they like watching this kind of movies; What about crime fiction books? What do you like about ? What dont you like about? What was the most intersting book or movie that you really liked and why?

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Pre-teaching vocabulary : page-turner; spine-chilling;fiction; suspense;prolific; thriller; pen-name; mystery students have to find themselves the meaning and compare their work with their peers

Reading t ask (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target receptive skills

Get the students to read properly the question, then make their guesses before proceeding to reading (two short text: a profile and a book review) Answer the questions about how to describe a literay work/an author

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

This stage will rely on peer correction as instructed before; students need to check with each other their answers under my assistance.

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