Gonzalo García Gonzalo García

March 27th Lesson 1
B1 level


By the end of the hour, learners will be able to have a reading practice review in the context of analyzing a health magazine


Abc Zoom platform
Abc Presentation
Abc NetLanguages

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about health in the context of providing recommendations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of health ailments lexis


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

The teacher welcomes students to the topic of the hour: Reading practice. The teacher directs students to net languages and elicits with a student how to do the activity with the presentation... The students are sent to breakout rooms, and the teacher monitors. After time runs out, the teacher provides OCFB.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

The teacher has students enter the net languages platform and answer exercises 1-3 of the reading section in groups on breakout rooms. When students finish, the teacher must check answers in generality, so as to solve questions. Students then summarize in the chat what was the reading about.

Teach (15-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

The students then receive the following questions from the teacher: How can you improve reading? What are the main elements to consider when we are reading? What is a topic sentence? How many times should you read? They must answer them in breakout rooms. While the students work, the teacher monitors. The students receive feedback

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

The students perform the following activity in breakout rooms: Provide suggestions and solutions on what they could do in order to get better and improve… "After a few hours, I get a pain in my shoulders and arms." "I have a problem with my wrist. It started quite recently and it's getting worse all the time." "I find that if I do it for a long time, my eyes get tired and start to hurt." "My problem is with my neck. Maybe I need to organize my workspace better." "I get this terrible pain in my back – perhaps I need to change the chair I use." While students work, the teacher monitors. The teacher provides content feedback

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students then receive the following context: You will now provide your own answers in teams to the questions and problems talked in the reading (must tell the why): When I use my computer, I often get aches and pains in my neck and back. Can you give me some advice? My daughter spends lots of time working at the computer and she also spends time playing computer games. I'm worried that this might not be very good for her. What should I do? For my job I do a lot of work at the computer and I also spend time at home surfing the Internet. Recently, I've started to get pain in my wrist when I use the computer. A friend thinks I could have RSI. What is it? Have I got RSI? Could you suggest any exercises for people like me who spend a lot of time at the computer? While the students work, the teacher monitors. The teacher then provides content feedback

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