Zakariya Adam Zakariya Adam

Upper Intermediate level


We will provide practice in gist reading and detailed reading in the context of differences between men and women


Abc google forms

Main Aims

  • To provide reading practice for gist and detail

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation


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

T posts in question in chat box and asks SS to discuss in breakout rooms. T: Can everyone see question 1? Please discuss it with your partner in breakout rooms. You have 2 minutes. ICQ: Are we working individually or in pairs? In pairs How long do we have? 2 minutes Please discuss this question in your breakout rooms. 1) Do you believe that men and women are naturally better at certain things? Which sex, if either, tends to be better at the following? -communicating with people -maths -languages -parking a car -map-reading -cooking OCFB

Exposure and highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T shares screen and shows google form asks students to answer question 1. T explains that they need to choose a title. T: Don’t read the whole text, skim it and choose one title. You have 3 minutes ICQ: Are we reading the whole text? No How long do we have T posts a link to google form. T asks students check answers in pairs via private messages in the chatbox. Please check your answers with your partner via chatbox. You have 1 minute to do this. OCFB

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Pre-teach vocab T Pre-teaches 4 words. T shares screen and starts slide show. Meaning Sentence with tend to comes up He tends to park next to the tree.. Elicit the meaning of the word. Elicit synonym always; he always forgets. CCQ: does he park next to the tree always or sometimes? always What is one thing you tend to do in the morning? Form sldie shows i tend to and she tends to Slide asks the students a question. whetehr it is a regular verb or irregular verb Pronunciation T asks SS which words are normally pronounced in a sentence. T asks students where the sentence stress is T drills the sentences naturally pointing out the sentence stress T changes slide to efficient . shows sentence : This sponge is very good at absorbing water. Explains it means taking in. T explains it is a verb. Form T asks if it is a verb. Pronunciation T show's a sentences and asks the SS where the stress is. T drill the correct pronunciation . Meaning T shows the next slide the word efficient Elicits the meaning of efficient to not waste and do something well. CCQ: Does Johns car waste petrol? CCQ: is it a good car ? Form and pronunciation Shows sentence using the word. SS identify stress T drills the correct pronunciation and form. Meaning next slide is spatial T elicits meaning of spatial CCQ: Do you need to have good spatial awareness if you are an accountant? CCQ: What if you are a builder or architect? Yes Form and Pronunciation T drills sentence and asks students to repeat correct pronunciation

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Okay everyone please answer questions 2 and 3 individually, ICQ: Are we working alone or in pairs? ICQ: Which questions are we answering. OCFB

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T asks students after scrolling down to Question 5 We’re going to work in groups now, please discuss the following questions in your break out rooms. You will have 5 minutes ICQ: Okay, T asks ss if they are working alone or with a partner? Partner ICQ: how long do we have? Thank you lets get to it? T asks the students to scroll down to Question number 5 to answer the following questions in groups: T makes breakout rooms Do you think you have a typical 'male' or 'female' brain? In what way? Do you know anyone who is an exception to these stereotypes? Why? Which do you think is more important to the way your mind develops: the way you are born or the experiences you have? T monitors breakout rooms and takes notes for delayed feedback at the end of the class.

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