Sameh Sameh

Sameh Hussein - Reading
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, Students will practice receptive reading skills through reading a text about the most famous places around the world; "100 places to visit before you die". At the end of the lesson, they will have a productive writing exercise to write about the place they liked most.

Materials

Abc Pictures
Abc Questions hand out
Abc Reading text hand out
Abc PowerPoint presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about "100 places to visit before you die" in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of "the place you like most" in the context of travel

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start by a game designed in the PPT. The game contains numbers and pictures. The pictures are about famous places around the world. Once I click on a number, a picture appears. I will ask a student in a time to choose a number, then I will show them the picture related to the number. The student should say the name of the place and where it is. I will give the students feedbacks about their answers. Finally, I will ask them if they have ever been to any of those places and to give a short description of that place.

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

I will present the vocabulary (canyon - replica - meadow - gondola - archeological site) following these steps: 1- showing a picture of the word 2- asking eliciting questions and CCQs 3- pronouncing the word and let the students say it 4- showing the spelling of the word. then I will put the students into groups and give them a hand out matching exercise. The students should match the word to the correct definition. Words with definitions: canyon: a deep valley with steep sides of rock replica: an exact copy of something meadow: a field covered in grass gondola: a log boat with a flat bottom and high parts at each end archeological site: a place in which evidence of past activity is preserved

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

*Prediction Task: I will ask the students some questions to help them predict what we are going to read about. Prediction questions: -What do you think this text is taken from (book, newspaper, magazine,...)? -Read the title, what do you think this text is about? -Do you think these pictures are ancient or modern? -What type of text is it(fiction or non fiction, story, article ......)? -Do you think these places exist now? *Gist Task: I will ask the students some questions for gist. Gist Questions: -How many places are we going to read about? -Where are these places located? -Which one is a natural wonder, a beach, a romantic city, a modern city, an ancient wonder? -In which country is a natural wonder, a beach, a romantic city, a modern city, an ancient wonder? I will give the students these question and ask them to think of the answers individually, then I will let them check in pairs and finally I will give them a whole class feedback.

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

*Detail Reading Task: I will ask the students to read the text and answer the following questions: 1- Answer the following questions: 1- How long is the Grand Canyon? 2- How old are the rocks at the bottom of the Grand Canyon? 3- When was the city of Petra built? 4- How many bridges are there in Venice? 5- What does Las Vegan mean in Spanish? 6- What is the largest island in Thailand? 2- Read the following sentences and circle T (true) or F (false): 1- The Grand Canyon is very old by geological standers. T F 2- The citizens of Petra have never left it. T F 3- Some buildings in Venice are 500 years old. T F 4- Koh Samui is surrounded by yellow sandy beaches. T F I will give the students these questions and ask then to answer individually, then check with a partner and finally I will give them a whole class feedback. * Inferring Task: I will ask the students some questions to check their understanding of some linguistic points. Can you give me -an antonym to the word "natural" -the meaning of "fall over" -a synonym to the word "abandon" I will ask these questions to the students individually and give a whole class feedback.

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

*Productive Task I will give the students a writing task with the following question: If you have the opportunity to choose one place to visit, Which one will you choose and why? Write a paragraph of about 50 words answering this question. I will ask the students which place will they choose, the I put all the students who choose a certain place together in one group to do the task. I will tell them to choose one to read the paragraph when they finish. After the finish, I will ask each group to read their paragraph and I will give a whole class feedback.

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