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The island with a secret
Elementary level


In this lesson ss will practise their reading and speaking skills to talk about the mystery of Okinawa.


Abc • New English File Elementary Student’s book pg 32 (3C)
Abc • Powerpoint presentation • NEF Teacher’s book • A picture of Takanashi • Answer keys

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson ss will have practised adverbs of frequency in the context of describing healthy lives.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise reading for gist and specific information.


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

-Show ss the picture of Takanashi. -Ask ss: Who's this man? Is he old/young? How old do you think he is? Where do you think he lives? -Tell ss Takanashi's nationality and age. -Ask ss: Why is he so old? Do you think he lives a healthy life? Do you think he eats desserts?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-Ask ss to read the first paragraph -Assign a group work ordering task with percentages (adverbs of frequency). -Model and drill the pronunciation and stress of the adverbs of frequency. -Ask ss about the name of this grammar.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-Ask ss to find the sentences that have adverbs of frequency from the reading text. Then ask them: does it happen a lot or little? Is it something they do many times? -Elicit parts of speech to highlight the form. -Ask ss about the difference between the two forms (main verb and verb be)

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Add an adverb of frequency to the sentences to make them true for you. -Demonstrate with every s. -Ask them to take a photo of their answers and send it to the T.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

-Read the second paragraph on your own then answer together the following questions: What is unusual about Okinawan people? What do you think their secret is? -Ask ss ICQs Are you going to read together? Are you going to write long answers?

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-Read the whole article on your own. -Answer the following question: Do people in Egypt live like the Okinawans? What's different? What's the same? -Demonstrate one point and elicit others from them.

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