Berkant Colak Berkant Colak

Reading Lesson
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will focus on reading and speaking skills. After a lead-in, the students will have gist-reading and freer speaking exercises to improve their receptive and productive skills.


Abc Animal names with their letters scrambled
Abc Reading text

Main Aims

  • The main aim here is to improve the gist-reading subskill. Besides that, the students will have a productive skills subsidiary task to improve their speaking fluency.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To be able to speak freely using the topic on which reading skills have recently been employed.


Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the class activities

I will write on the board ten words about animals but the letters of the animals will be scrambled. I will ask the students to stand up and come to the board one by one to write the names of the animals correctly.

Freer Speaking exercise (4-6 minutes) • To help students with their speaking fluency

Students work in pairs to talk about what kind of animals people have as pets in our country. Then we have WC feedback. After that they will tell each other their favourite animal with reasons. Then we have WC FB.

Pre-teaching vocabulary (4-6 minutes) • To help the students read and understand the text better

I will show project two pictures on the board and try to elicit them from the students. The words are "crazy about" and "lizard". With these words, the students will be able to understand the text better.

While-Reading1 (6-8 minutes) • To improve the students' text-scanning abilities

I will ask the students if they know any Americans who have pets. They will work in pairs and make a list. Then I will ask them to read the text quickly and underline the famous people it mentions. After the gist-reading I will have a WC FB.

While-Reading2 (6-8 minutes) • To have the students perform a much-detailed scan-reading

I will project seven sentences on WB and tell the students to read them. I will them that those sentences explain how Americans are crazy about pets. I will tell the students that four of them are in the article. I will ask them to read the text again, this time slowly and choose the four sentences. After the task, I will have a WCFB.

Post-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To let the students role-play about the recently covered topic

I will have a role-play activity with the students. I will choose two students. One of them will be a cameraman and the other will be a presenter.They are coming from a different country, say France, and they want to interview with a few Turkish people on the street. The other students will be playing the ordinary people sitting on the benches on a park. The presenter with his cameraman will ask the Turkish people sitting on the bench this question: "Are Turkish people crazy about animals?" and will get answers.

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