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TP8 - Receptive Skill - Reading
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice reading for gist and detail from an article about the world's food waste and review reference words in the text from student book page 100.


Abc Student Coursebook

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about World food waste in the context of An UN study

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of Reference words in the context of An article on world food waste


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Welcome students. Share screen of Jamboard with pictures of food waste and question: How do you feel when you see food wasted? Elicit response from 1 or 2 students.

Pre-Reading (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Say: Today we are going to practice reading an article about the world's food waste, but before we do I want us to review reference words in a text. Have Word document with sentences to copy/paste to whiteboard. Use white board to show language links in A couple of article sentences. Ask in each sentence: What is the reference word In these sentences? What does the reference word refer to in the sentences? Why did the author use a reference word in the sentences? For "the ones" and "so", also ask: What form of word is being referenced (noun, adjective, verb, preposition)?

While-Reading #1 (13-14 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Say: Now that we have reviewed reference words, let's quickly read an article about the world's food waste. I will put a link to the article with a quiz in the chat box. Take 10 minutes to work through the questions. Do not click submit when you are finished. I am available for help on vocabulary or other questions. You can type in the chat or use your mic. (Privately send Copy of TP8 Reading 1 to weaker students) ICQs: How long do you have to read the article and answer the quiz questions? 10 minutes Do you click submit at the end? No Bring students back and review the quiz.

While-Reading #2 (20-21 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Say: Now we are going to read the article for more details. I'm going to put a link in the chat and send you to breakout rooms for you and a partner to work through the link together. Read the article again and answer the questions together in the link. You will have 15 minutes to do this and I or one of the teachers will be popping into the rooms if you have questions or need help. Do not click submit on the bottom of the form when you are done. ICQs: Should everyone open the link I am about to put in the chat? Yes Should you click submit on the form when you are done? No Send link to form in chat and say: Please click on the link so everyone can answer the questions. One of your group members In your breakout room can share their screen so everyone can see what's being typed in the form. Send students to breakout rooms, pairing weaker students with the strongest students. Bring students back and elicit responses for each question from the various groups.

Post-Reading/Listening (5-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Share screen of Reading #2 form. Say: The last sentence in the article says, "As the world's population grows, this problem will only get worse so we need to take action urgently." Ask: What is the reference word in this sentence? This What does "this" refer to? Food waste - as the closing sentence of the article it is referring to the article's main subject in general. Using the reference word here helps to give the reader a sense of closure like everything above has been summarized and is understood. This is useful in writing or speaking. Say: So, given what we know now from the article about the world's food waste, what are some urgent actions we can take, as the last sentence suggest? Elicit responses from the students. If time permits, listen for sentences From the students that can be reformed to use reference words And share on whiteboard.

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