Martha Abdelmasseh Martha Abdelmasseh

Reading and speaking in the context of socialising around the world.
Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will practice reading and speaking in the context of the different activities of socializing around the world. First, context will be set by talking about the different activities Egyptian people do when socializing to do this ss will discuss in pairs Ex1. Then in the pre-reading ss will be introduced to the new vocabulary which might block their understanding of the reading text. For Ex 2, ss will read the first paragraph for specific information and prediction to try to identify three activities and predict from which country they originated as well as link those activities to the phrases given in Ex2b. then, ss will read the rest of the article looking for specific information to work on Ex3. Finally, ss will practice in pairs or groups speaking for fluency using questions in Ex5.


Abc Power Point Presentation
Abc New Cutting Edge, Intermediate, SB
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Main Aims

  • To provide ss with reading practice for skimming, scanning, and deduction in the context of socialising.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the ss with fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of socialising.


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

I will focus ss attention on a picture of a group of people hanging out and socialising together and ask ss what can this group do to make their outing more fun. Then, to make the lead-in more ss centered, I will ask the ss to discuss the questions in Ex1 in pairs.

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I will use ppt and relative examples to elicit the meaning of new vocabulary following the ECDW concept with the following words: banned an ingredient applaud unwind tone-deaf a craze Here are some of the CCQs I will use for this stage: Were cafes and restaurants banned during covid-19? Yes. Is meat the main ingredient in kofta? Yes. applaud: visuals unwind: synonym= relax Have the tik-tok videos become a craze in 2020? Yes.

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

In this task, ss will scan the first paragraph in the article to spot three of the activities mentioned in Ex1. Then, they will try to deduct the names of countries associated with these activities as required in Ex2a. Ss will check answers in pairs. Feedback will be provided by displaying the AK for Ex2a. For Ex2b, ss will work individually to associate or link the three activities with the given phrases in the given box. Ss will check answers in pairs. Feedback will be provided by displaying the AK for Ex2b.

While-Reading#2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed and inference reading tasks

First, I will change the pairs. For Ex3, ss will work in pairs to read the rest of the article for specific information and complete the given fill in gap questions. I will demonstrate question (a) with the ss. Feedback will be provided by displaying the AK.

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

First I will change the pairs. For Ex5, I will demonstrate with the ss in open pairs first. Then, ss will discuss the given questions in closed pairs or groups. I will provide the ss with feedback by asking some ss to share with the whole class some of the answers discussed in their pair or group.

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