Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston

TP 3
Elementary level


Abc English File Elementary Student Book

Main Aims

  • To practice reading for specific information and deducing meaning from context in the context of describing stress levels.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening for specific information.


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

1. Think through how to demonstrate stress. 2. What photos, videos, etc. would set the context for stressed. Video may be helpful. 3. Elicit questions on when people feel stressed 4. Introduce the text

Pre-Reading/Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for both texts (reading and listening)

1. Pre-teach vocabulary Advice,

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

Is Louisa stressed or not stressed. 1. Give them a copy of HO # ... 2. They are reading to understand how stressed Louisa is. 3. They are reading to understand specific words. 4. Put them in pairs to guess the meaning of words. 5. Elicit Feedback. 6. Provide an answer key with definitions.

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

Use Page 111 as the Exercise to test their comprehension. 1. Instruct the students to read the text again. 2. Try to remember the information. 3. They will ask each other questions at the end. 4. Put them in pairs to ask each other questions from the text. 5. Demonstrate by asking them several questions. 6. Elicit feedback about Louisa.

While-Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Matching Exercise 1-5

While-Listening #2 • HOLD

Listen and Answer Questions (Shorten Questions)

While-Listening #3 • HOLD

Listen to advice

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