Christopher Gatch Christopher Gatch

Elementary A2 level


In this lesson, Ss will focus on reading for gist and reading for detail in reference to Ian Fleming's James Bond. Also, Ss will become acquainted with vocabulary concerning categories of film.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about James Bond in the context of his biography

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for family lexis in the context of a secret agent


Warmer (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the lesson topic: Film

This is a picture board rush where Ss will have to mark the picture describing the film type with a marker to win.

Lead-In (3-4 minutes) • To activate schemata and build Ss interest within the scope of the subject matter.

This YouTube clip will be shown to bring the Ss into the topic matter, cinema. The clip also displays cultural relevance because the clip has been recorded in Istanbul, Turkey and will be shown to Turkish Ss.

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

Ss will begin with a James Bond brain storm in order to determine what the Ss know about the character It is my goal to write at least five facts on the board about James Bond. I will use this opportunity to elicit vocabulary from the Ss concerning the reading about the James Bond movie, "You Only Live Twice."

While-Reading #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging gist reading task

Ss will be asked to determine the best title for the James Bond article. This question will be posed to the Ss, in order to motivate their gist reading. Ss will be placed in groups and allowed to debate with other Ss, why they believe their title is more suitable. Ss will elect one group member to come to the board and place a tick by the title their group chose.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading task

Ss will become acquainted with more detailed questions and asked to reread the passage. Ss will work alone to answer the questions and then asked to check their answers using PW. Answers will be reviewed as a WC.

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

Ss will receive identity cards. Ss must determine, which type of movie each character is from and write the Ss name beside the film type they belong. Ss will wander the room asking questions about other Ss' identity in order to film out their paper. The first Ss to complete the task will introduce the other Ss by their film type identity.

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