Walaa Khalid Walaa Khalid

Reading text
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students practice in reading for gist and specific information in the context of holiday destinations "The top 100 places to visit before you die".

Materials

Abc Google images (www.google.com)
Abc True or false Handout (Designed by Walaa Khalid)
Abc Matching task (Designed by Walaa Khalid)
Abc Reading text (New Cutting Edge, Students' book, Intermediate, p28&29)
Abc Cards (Designed by Walaa Khalid)
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide practice in reading for gist and specific information in the context of holiday destinations "The top 100 places to visit before you die".

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking in the same context.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To generate students’ interest in the general topic of travelling abroad.

-Give the students some cards, each card includes a name of a country or a city, such as: Dubai/ Turkey/ London/ Maldives/ Indonesia. (I've chosen these countries according to my students' answers about the question: Where would you like to travel? in a previous lesson). -Tell them that I'll start a story and they should close their eyes and imagine. -I'll start the story: It was a really hard period. I was so busy and I worked as hard as I could. I really need to enjoy my holiday and do something different. So, I decided to spend my holiday in a different country. It's my first time to travel abroad. So, I called my friends to ask them about their recommendations. I called the first one and he/she said... (KNOCK ON SOMEONE'S CHAIR AND THIS ONE SHOULD SPEAK ABOUT THE COUNTRY IN HIS CARD). -Continue up the story and while they are speaking I'll show my interest in Turkey using the word (Wow) which they've been taught in a previous lesson.

Context-setting (3-5 minutes) • To generate students’ interest in the topic of holiday destinations.

-Ask the Ss to discuss in a group about the country I'll travel to, by asking them: Which country do you think I'll travel to? -While they're discussing, I'll stick some cards on the wall which include some places I can visit there, such as: natural wonders, historical cities,... etc. -Listen to their answer then say: So, I'll travel to Turkey and there are many places I can visit there I want you to stand up and look at these cards and decide which places are important and which places are not. -Listen to their opinions.

Pre-Reading (6-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Give the students a matching task which includes some words mentioned in the text that might block students' understanding. - Ask the students to do the task individually. - Ask the students to check their answers in pairs. - Send the answers on the WhatsApp group. - Drill the correct pronunciation. - Write the form on the whiteboard.

While-Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

-Give the Ss the text with some questions. -Ask them to skim the text to answer the questions. -Ask the Ss to work individually. -Ask the Ss to check their answers in pairs. -Give feedback. -Ask the Ss to read the text again to underline an information that attracts them. -Ask the Ss to discuss their ideas in pairs. -Ask each student about his partner's opinion.

While-Reading #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

-Give the Ss a true or false handout. -Ask the Ss to read the text and mark the sentences in the handout. -Ask the Ss to work individually. -Ask the Ss to discuss their answers in pairs. -Give feedback. -Give them a handout includes some pieces of information which are mentioned in the text. -Ask them to read the text again to find these pieces of information. -Demonstrate the first one with them. -Ask them to work individually then to discuss their answers in pairs. -Give feedback.

Post-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-Give the Ss a handout includes 3 questions. -Give them time to prepare their ideas and think about these questions. -Ask them to discuss their ideas and opinions in pairs. -Ask them to stand up and ask each other.

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To praise good use of target language and correct errors in target language use

-Praise the students' good use of the language. -Correct errors and mistakes.

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