Hilal Hilal

Receptive Skills - Reading
Pre-Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students practice their reading skills in the context of accidentally invented foods. They will be introduced to the topic by a small talk. They will be pre-taught lexis relating to the text. Then they will be asked to make predictions about the texts based on the titles and introduction. They will be put in pairs/groups and each pair/group will read one of the three texts. The groups will answer scanning/read for detail questions. The groups then will compare their answers with someone from another group and discuss. The students will then do a controlled practice about definite / indefinite articles. Then they will do a speaking discussion as a freer practice in the context of their own cooking experiences in groups.

Materials

Abc Google Slides
Abc Coursebook

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of reading skills and sub-skills in the context of accidentally invented foods

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in speaking in the context of the text and sharing a personal experience related to botched cooking
  • To provide grammar practice of definite / indefinite articles in the context of the reading text about accidental food inventions

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To prepare the learners for the text via simple questions about the foods pictured with the text

- T brings the pictures of the text to the SS's attention - T asks whether they know these foods, what they call those in their mother tongue, whether they like them, how often and when they eat them, and which ones they like best. - SS responds to the questions

Pre-Reading / Prediction (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- T asks the SS to take a look at the title and the introduction - T asks the SS to guess what the "accidents" could be about in each food story - SS try to make predictions

Pre-Reading / Pre-teach Vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To prepare the learners for the text by introducing some of the new lexis used in the text

- T explains the meaning of "delicious" by eliciting - T asks CCQs - T drills the word from the SS - T conveys the stress - T explains the meaning of "invent" by eliciting and using gap fills - T asks CCQs - T drills the word from the SS - T conveys the stress - T explains the meaning of "frozen" by eliciting - T asks CCQs - T drills the word from the SS - T conveys the stress - T explains the meaning of "slice" by eliciting - T asks CCQs - T drills the word from the SS - T conveys the stress - T explains the meaning of "fry" by eliciting - T asks CCQs - T drills the word from the SS

While-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging specific information reading tasks and then comprehension questions

- T puts the SS in three groups - T assigns one of the three texts to each group - T tells the SS to read their text and respond to a few scanning questions and some comprehension questions - T tells every group to chat with someone from another group and compare their answers and to decide which story is their favorite

Grammar practice (1-2 minutes) • To provide students with practice of indefinite / definite articles in the context of the reading text

- T asks the SS to fill in the gaps in the coursebook exercise, using a/an, the, some, any or no article - SS respond

Post-Reading #1 / Writing practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide with a writing practice where they can express themselves in the context of their personal food-related stories

- T asks the SS to think of an experience when something went wrong while they were cooking or eating in a restaurant - T asks the SS to take notes of their experience

Post-Reading #2 / Speaking practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to practice for speaking fluency in the context of their failed food experience

- T puts the SS in pairs/groups - T asks them to share with each other their stories that they took notes for in the previous activity, and ask each other questions about their stories - SS share their stories with each other in groups - SS asks questions to SS - SS respond

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