Abdelrahman Abdelrahman

Stuck on a desert island?- Reading
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will practice reading for gist by matching the ideas to the names in the text . Then, there is a reading for specific information exercise. After that, Ls will make a list of things they would miss (most and least) if they were stuck on a dessert island.


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Main Aims

  • To provide reading practice for gist and for specific information in the context of living on a desert island.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking practice in the context of talking about what they would miss if they were stuck on a desert island


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows a picture of someone living in a desert island and elicit some information by asking Ls what they see in the picture. Then T asks Ls to discuss the following question in groups of three: What would you do if you were stuck on a desert island?

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

T pre-teaches some vocabulary: - T asks Ls to match four words to their definitions. - T checks Ls understanding by asking CCQS to clarify their understanding. - modelling / drilling. - highlight form and pronunciation.

While-Reading#1 skimming (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task.

Ls do EX. 2.C -T sets the context ' you will read a text where 7 people talk about the what they would miss most and what they would miss least if they were stuck on an island'. -T gives instruction ' read and match each idea to the correct name from the text in 5 mins' - ICQS are asked: - Are you going to read carefully or fast? - Do you need to read every word? - T demo with the Ls. -When they finish, Ls are divided into pairs ( using Zoom breakout rooms) to check their answers. - Key answer is provided.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging reading tasks (reading for specific information)

T re-sets the context ' you will read the same text again, to do Ex. 12 d. in 8 minutes, you will read carefully this time". -T gives instruction" read the same text again and write T or F next to the statements below, " - T asks ICQS, are you going to read carefully or fast? -T monitors to make sure that there is no technical problems. - Whey they finish, Ls are divided into groups to check their answers. - T does feedback and elicits the answers.

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

Ex. 12 a Ls will be asked to" make a list of three things you would miss most and three things you would miss least" - Ls will be given a minute or two to make the list. - then Ls will be asked to compare their list with their partner. T conducts open class feedback: (content) What is the most strange list in the class? Who would live without his phone? (Language feedback)

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