Copy of Family
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will practice reading for gist and reading for details in the context of the family


Abc Handouts
Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Worlds apart in the context of Family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Family


Warmer/Lead-in (3-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will show a video to the students about a family to engage them with the context of the lesson.

Pre-teach vocab (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will elicit the following vocabulary: -single-storey: -Cracked: photo -Slum: photo -Alleyway -Demolition: destruction -Frail: weak -Frugally: economical, saving.

Warm up speaking activity (4-6 minutes) • to engage ss more with the topic of the lesson

Ss to discuss questions in the ex1 page 10.

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

T to ask ss to read the profiles of the two families and answer the questions in the ex2

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-25 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T to divide ss into two groups. One group will work in the 'Kamau family' and the other will work on the Qu family. T will ask ss to read the text carefully and answer the questions in the exercise number 4 - T to ask ss to choose a partner from the other group and compare the information they gathered about the families.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-21 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T to ask students a few questions to discuss them about families. The following questions will be discussed: -What makes a family happy? -Is money important for a family to be happy? -Do you like to have many members of the family or just a few members? -

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