Ulkem Yilmaz Ulkem Yilmaz

How to become a millionaire
Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, students learn the vocabulary (reliable, sensible, easy-going, aggressive, clever, honest, lazy, punctual, moody, independent) based on a fill in the gaps exercise on page 151 in the book. The lesson starts with a videoclip from the musical "Fiddler on the Roof"; "If I was a rich man" to introduce the topic. Then they will discuss in pairs on how to become a millionaire. There will be a pre-teach vocab before the reading. Ss will read a text from book on the behaviours of millionaires and answer the questions. Then they will discuss the dos and don'ts of millionaires then we will have w/c f/b. Ss will discuss in groups if they agree with what the article says.


Abc Gap-fill handouts
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of some adjectives and phrases in the context of how to become a millionaire.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about characteristics of rich people in the context of how to become a millionaire.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show them a video clip from the movie "Fiddler on the Roof" and introduce the context by discussing the song with w/c for 2 minutes.

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

I will write "How to become a millionaire" on the board and will ask the students to discuss this in pairs and then w/c f/b.

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

I will ask the students to fold the paper into two to focus them on the particular area we work on. They will read 3 paragraphs and guess what jobs they might be talking about. Then I will do the first one in 1B as an example to help Ss understand the instructions better. They will work alone to complete the exercise and then will check in pairs

Pre-teach Vocabulary (14-16 minutes) • To introduce the Ss with the vocab prior to the reading and make them familiar with the terminology

I'll give the vocabulary to Ss through the exercise on page 151.

Pre-Reading A (2-3 minutes) • To allow students think about the statements related with the reading text before they have the answers.

Ss will read the statements in 2A and will decide if they are true or false according to their opinion.

Introduction to the reading passage (1-2 minutes) • To help students to relate with the passage more easily

I will show the photos of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs to the students and tell them that they all have common traits. For example they all dropped out from college, they are all very cautious about spending money and many more traits that is being mentioned in the reading text.

CCQ (3-5 minutes) • To see if the students understood the gist

I will ask CCQs about the reading text to check their understanding . - "Do you have to be born rich to be a millionaire?" - "What's the most important thing for a millionaire?" - "Do you need to start early in the business life to become rich?" - "Should you take a lot of holidays?" - "Do you need to take risks and be competitive?"

W/C Discussion Dos and Don'ts of millionaires (3-5 minutes) • To make them talk about their ideas on the subject

I will divide the white board into two and write "Dos" on the left side and "Don'ts" on the left side, I'll write the ideas I get from students under these titles so that they can see which are said.

Discussion in groups (2-3 minutes) • To talk

Students will talk about their opinions on the article they read. They will discuss if they agree or not.

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