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Celebrity heoes, Reading Lesson
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, srudents will warm up with a short speaking activity. Then they will be introduced some new vocabulary. Students will be given a text but the order of the paragraphs are not correct. They will read for gist and put the sentences into correct order. Students will scan the text and match 6 words from the text with their meanings. They read for details and answer six wh- questions. At the end of the lesson I will give them a post reading task. They will work in pairs and make a dialogue between a celebrity and her/his fan.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about the dangers of hero worship in the context of celebrity heroes.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of meeting their idol celebrity.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To warm-up students by arousing interest about the topic to link to the text easily.

Use cut-up questions. Give each student one question and get them to ask the question to their partners. They will work in pairs. After 3-4 minutes, ask them: "Have learned any interesting things about your friends?" Listen thier answers and give them a short feedback.

Pre-Teaching of Vocablary (5-6 minutes) • To make the students familiar with the vocabulary in the text.

Give students a handout and them get them match the words with their definitions. Hero worship /hɪroʊ wɜːʃɪp/: (n) an obsessive interest in and attraction to a famous person. Look up to: (pv) have a lot of respect to someone. Emulate /emjuleɪt/: (v) to try to do something as well as somebody else because you admire them But at a price: as well as positive results there are also some negative aspects (possibly financial cost, medical problems, stress, etc.) Consider: /kənˈsɪdə(r)/(v) to think about something carefully, especially in order to make a decision. Let them pair work and after a 4-5 minutes, give them an answer key. Show the pronunciation of "Hero worship , emulate and consider" and drill the words. No need to ask CCQs because they have the answer key of the definitions.

While reading-1 (10-12 minutes) • To Read for a gist

Give students the paragraphs and get them to put into correct order. When they finish it, they will chech the answers in pairs . Then make them a group and give an answer key to the group leader. Let them check theirs answers. When they finish this activity write: The dangers of hero worship The harmless fun of hero worship The heroes and heroines of Star wars and ask them to choose the best title for our reading passage. They will work individually and check their aswers in WCFB

While reading-2 (10-12 minutes) • To scan the text

Give them the handouts and ask them to work in pairs. They will match the definitions and words with thier partners. They will chech their answers in their group and give an answer key to the group leader. Choose different student this time.

Reading for a detail • To make the students read the text in detail.

Give students a handout and get them answer the six questions individually. They will ckeck thier answers with thier pairs and then in a gruop. Give an answer key to the group members. get them to work together and check their answers.

Post-Reading Activity (8-10 minutes) • To make the students produce a dialogue.

Make students work in pairs and give them names from the test. Tilly ans Natalie Portman. Tilly is a big fan of her. They met at a cafe and make a dialogue. I will demonstrate their first sentences on the board. Tilly: Oh, my god! I can’t believe my eyes. Hello Natalie. N. Portman: Er… Hello. T: N.P.: When they finish the activity, give them a WCFB.

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