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Reading and Speaking
Upper-intermediate level


This lesson focuses on introducing a crime fiction author and the reviews of her work.


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Main Aims

  • The aims is to give the students some background knowledge about the author and the genre of the text they will read in the following session.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The sub aim is to teach students some vocabulary to help them to speak about an author or his/her work.


Warmer/Lead-in (6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T asks Ss general opinion about reading. T shows them some pictures with quotes about books and ask them to share their opinion.

Pre-Reading (6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text

T shows a picture of the author and elicit information from Ss. T shows the cover photos of some her books ,and asks Ss to guess her books ' genre. T gives a definition of the genre in case some Ss do not know what it is exactly.

While-Reading (12 minutes) • To scan the text to answer some questions and guess the meaning of some vocabulary.

T gives Ss some questions to read and answer. Ss share and discuss their answers with the class . T gives feedback. T teaches the two words( prolific and pen name) and focuses on their meaning /part of speech / stress. T asks Ss to mention a prolific writer or artist they know or tell the class some writers' pen name and real name.

Post-Reading (8 minutes) • To give students and opportunity to use the target language

T asks Ss to choose one crime-fiction author ( preferably their favourite) and think about it for 2minutes. Ss can google it to get more information. Ss talk about their author in pairs or groups.

language focus (6 minutes) • To provide students with some vocabulary that describes a crime-fiction book.

T asks Ss to read the reviews about The Fallen Curtain and choose the words that describe the book. T asks Ss to guess the meanings & T teaches the words completely.

Production (7 minutes) • To provide the Ss to use the vocabulary in the context.

T elicits different crime-fiction books Ss know & T writes them on the board. T put Ss in groups to write a review for the books.

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