Ahmed Ahmed

Reading Lesson: Reading for specific information
Elementary (A1) level


In this lesson, students will be able to read a text better, in order to look for the main idea and scan the text searching for specific information. The lesson starts with lead-in activity on the projector based on spies, showing pictures for James Bond and Raafat Al-Hagan. Students will be introduced to new adjectives in the text, like: tall, thin and pretty, before reading the text. Then students will skim the text to choose the best title for it. Afterwards, students will scan the text to answer the questions below it. Finally students will have free practice via pairwork speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson ss will be able to skim: the text for gist/scan: the text for specific information, to answer questions based on the text. To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about James Bond's perfect girl in the context of Bond movies, traits of the typical Bond's girlfriend.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a pairwork speaking activity in the context of personal traits, using adjectives in a competition.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

ss listen to theme music of Bond or Rafaat Al-Hagan ss look at the first slide, probably they will know its Rafaat Al-Hagan 2nd slide to show Fouad Al-Mohandes as Mr-X (Ice- Breaker) to build a rapport and involve ss in the lesson.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for new vocabulary to make the text more accessible for them.

3rd slide: showing a picture of Eva Green. T asks ss: Do you like her? probably ss say yes, next Q: Why do you like her? probably ss say she is beautiful. Some of them may say she is pretty. if they don't T elicit the word pretty by asking ss Can you think of a word as the same as beautiful? ss may say pretty if they don't say it. Then T asks CCQ: Do we use beautiful with man/woman? Is Eva Green pretty? Is the word pretty noun/verb? is it an adjective? Can we say woman pretty - pretty woman? Demo: Usually, we put adjectives before nouns. Next slide: T shows pictures of (Tall - Short) / (Fat - Thin) to elicit (thin - tall) from ss. Drill Choral - groups - individual , discuss the meaning then use an example as a demo. Drill (Pretty - thin -tall)

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Before giving the HO to the ss, T asks ss to look at the ppt. ss read the three titles. Instructions: Look at the board read these titles, T chests Ex.5 pointing at the text, Now you will read and choose from them the best title for the text. SS work alone and discuss later their answers in pairs.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

in this stage, ss are ready to scan the text to answer the provided questions below the exercise. T asks ss to read the text again and (✔) the correct answer. I.C.Q: will you write anything? ss reply no. Will you put ✔ or ✘ ? no what will you do? just put ✔ next to the correct answer. SS work in pairs - T shares the answer with the ss.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T demo with one of the ss on the speaking time exercise. Then, T divide ss into pairs they stand up take turns to ask eah other the same questions, they take turns to ask and answer each other.

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