Zaki Zaki

Big Events
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson students read about big events around the world, specifically food events, they read some texts and answer questions using scanning and detailed reading skills


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Main Aims

  • To provide reading in English the context of big 'events'.
  • To provide practice for scanning and reading skills.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Provide speaking practice
  • Understand the meaning of new lexis


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

Ss will discuss with each other in pairs. T "Discuss with each other in pairs the biggest event in your country" ICQs "Are we doing this in pairs?" (yes) Ss will have 3mins for this task, and 2mins for (OCFB)

Pre-Reading/Listening (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ss will be given a guided-discovery task where they will match the vocabulary to the picture to help elicit understanding. "Are we doing this in pairs" (no) Meaning Pungent Ss provided with comparison line to show different degrees of same smell "are all these smells the same level?"(no) Climax Ss shown visual to help understanding "is this the lowest point?" (no) "is it this the most exciting part " (yes) Pelting Are we throwing something?" (yes) are we throwing it softly? (no) Form Pungent is this a noun or adjective? adjective does the part 'ent' make adjectives? (yes) Climax Is this a noun or verb? verb can we use it after 'the'? yes Pelting is this word a noun or verb ? verb can we also use it as an adjective? yes if it is before a noun is it an adjective? yes Pronunciation "how many syllables can you see? "is there stress at the beginning of the word or at the end? beginning drilling to help with correct pronunciation.

Gist Reading (5-6 minutes) • To develop skimming/scanning skills.

Students will answer questions about the text scanning for specific information T "Are we doing this in pairs? (no) " I want you to answer questions by reading the text first" "how we long do we have?"(3mins) Teacher monitors students and answers any questions. Ss will compare answers with each other (1mins) "I will put you in pairs in to discuss" "will we do this in pairs?'(no) Ss return for OCFB (1min)

While-Reading/Listening #2 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ss will practice detailed reading by answering comprehension questions, they will have to read parts of the texts and then match it to the right one. T " I want you to read the text and match it to the right text" T will provide a demonstration on how to complete task "Will you be working in pairs or by yourself?" (by yourselves) "how long do you have to finish the task?" (7mins)

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

Students for this task will discuss the following questions "Which of these festivals would you like to go to, and which of these would you avoid?" "which festivals in your country generally involve food?" "will we be doing this task in pairs"yes "how long do we have?) 7mins Ss will do OCFB as a class (1min) Ss will have time for DEC

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