tulay tulay

TP 8
elementary level


In this lesson Ss will practise reading through a text related to typing.


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Main Aims

  • To practice reading reading in the context of typing.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to read for specific information. to read for correcting factual mistakes.


warm up. (3-4 minutes) • To set the context.

T will show a computer and ask about it. T will write three questions on the board? How often do you use a computer? Do you use a computer for work or study? Can you type? In pairs Ss will discuss. They will ask each other these questions.

pre reading (3-4 minutes) • to get familiar with some words related to text.

T will try to give the the meaning of some new words 'thumb, medical condition, work skill, hurt, average".

while reading (5-6 minutes) • to read for the gist

T will give some questions to the students and they will first read the questions then start reading to find the answers of the questions. 1.what does thumbing mean? 2. Why did philosopher Nietzsche use a typewriter? 3.Why is thumbing popular today 4. Do we use thumbing on a computer?

thinking about ten facts about typing (5-7 minutes) • to mark each paragraphs for different categories.

Ss will read the text again this time they will decide whether they know this before, or they didn't know this before or this is interesting.

correcting some factual mistakes (4-5 minutes) • to read for specific information.

T will give some sentences containing factual mistakes. Ss will find those mistakes and correct them. they will do this activity in groups. 1. The average person can type between 35-40 words per minute. 2. The german composer, Friedrich Nietzche used a typewriter to stop his migraines? 3. The most common international English keyboard is QWERTY. 4.The average person’s right hand does 56 per cent of the typing.

A matching activity (4-5 minutes) • to practise used vocabulary

T will stick some words and sentences from the text. Students will match them. This activity will be a race. In groups ss will do it. The team who matched more items will win the race. RSI A medical condition QWERTZ USED IN GERMANY and CENTRAL EUROPE AZERTY USED IN FRANCE and BELGIUM QWERTY MORE than 130 YEARS OLD NIETZCHE’S NATIONALITY GERMAN

A speaking activity. (6-7 minutes) • To practise learnt words.

T will give students some questions to discuss. 1. Think that you have a headache. will you type to stop your headache? 2. What is the disadvantage of typing too much? 3. Which keyboard is most common in Turkey do you think?

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