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Reading lesson
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students read a text about "kidults" and "boomerang kids". Before reading, students are first engaged with the topic of the lesson by using some pre-teach questions. This is followed by the pre-teach stage in which students learn about 7 vocabulary about the text. After the reading, there will be reading comprehension questions. Finally students will be encouraged to speak in the freer stage of the lesson.


Abc Speaking Task Slide
Abc Lead-in question and activity
Abc Reading text
Abc Gist-reading questions slide
Abc Detailed-questions slide

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about "boomerang kids" and "kidults".

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of "boomerang kids" and "kidult".


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

Firstly, the lesson will start with a question; after getting a few answers from the SS, T announces that SS will start working in two groups and discuss the question according to the instructions in the BORs. T: "Will you work alone?" (No) T: "Will you speak with your friend?" (Yes) While the SS are in the BORs, T joins the BORs and monitors the SS without interfering. After the task is completed, T asks which ideas were stronger and why. After a few answers from the SS, T continues with the lesson.

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

SS are first supposed to complete a task about the vocabulary in the BORs. T copys the link in the chat box and asks SS to open it. There will be seven vocabulary and seven definitions. Students are expected to discuss and complete the task in pairs here. Also, T will announces that SS have got 5 minutes to do that. T: "Will you work in pairs?" (Yes) T: "How much time do you have?" (5) During the task, T joins the BOR and monitor the SS. After the task has finished, T first shows the answer key and asks to check their answers, secondly; T drills the vocabulary and ask some CCQs. T first read the word and want SS to repeat after her. Repetition will be done both individually and with whole class. Then, T asks CCQ about the related vocabular. For example; T: "Is "fly the nest" something children or parents do?" (Children) T: "Has "boomerang" a good effect?" (No) T: "Is empty-nest-syndrome something that parents feel? (Yes) This procedure will be applied to all vocabulary in the list.

While-Reading #1 (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

There will be three gist-reading questions. SS will be expected to read the questions first to have a idea about what they will read. Then, T announces that SS have 3-4 minutes to read the text quickly and look answers for those questions. T also announces that, this time SS do not go to the BORs, instead SS will speak all together. T: "Will you speak all together?" (Yes) T: "Will you read alone?" (Yes) T: "Will you read quickly? (Yes) T gives the SS 3-4 minutes and ask answers from some of the students before continuing the lesson.

While-Reading #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Now, SS are expected to read the text in a detailed-way before answering the other questions. T announces that SS will have 5 minutes the read the text in a detailed way. Afterwards, SS will be given a few extra minutes for the SS to complete their answers. T also announces that they will not go to the BORs, instead SS are asked to share their ideas all together. T: "Will you work alone?" (Yes) T: "Will you read quickly?" (No)

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

In the last activity, SS are expected to talk in pairs in BORs about four questions about the text. T announces that SS will talk about the questions/answers in pairs in BORs. T also announces that SS have 7 minutes to talk. T: "Will you talk?" (Yes) T: "Will you write something?" (No) While the SS are in the BORs talking, T joins the rooms one by one and takes downs of the mistakes of the students. If there is left enough time, T gives a whole-class feedback SS made during the speaking task.

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