Abdel-majeed Mouhbani Abdel-majeed Mouhbani

Teaching Practice for TP 1b
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice the integrated skills of reading for specific information and details, and speaking for fluency. The Ss will be warmed up by eliciting the meaning of optimistic and pessimistic. Then they will be divided into 2 groups to find out about the question of the class ‘What are you optimistic about?’. Ss will work in pairs or small groups on vocabulary to match the words with definitions . Finally, students will discuss the question of the class and some FB will be taken later.


Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in the integrated skills for reading for specific information and detail, and speaking for fluency in the context of optimism.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce related vocabulary.


Quick Revision of the previous class (3-5 minutes) • To let students stay connected to previous class and remind them the important things

Ask Ss what they do remember about the previous class, family history, tenses, and predicative adjectives.

Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set the lesson context and engage Ss

I'll start this class using some realia. I'll bring a half-filled glass and let the Ss elicit optimistic and pessimistic by describing the glass and its content.

Speaking (3-5 minutes) • Ss practice the integrated skills

Write on the board All's well ends well. Ss discuss in small groups of three what they think it means and if it is optimistic or pessimistic in meaning. FB. Ask students if they think most people are optimists or pessimists. FB. Ss read the paragraph to check..FB. "were they right?" "were they surprised?". Then, in pairs, Ss discuss if they describe themselves as optimists or pessimists. FB

Jigsaw Reading (10-15 minutes) • Looking for specific information / details

Ask Ss to be in 2 groups of Great/ Fantastic.They will read about two people who answer the question "What are you optimistic about?". Ss will be given a hint of these two people (picture, name, job). Ss discuss in their groups what are these people optimistic about . Ss read about their person and check the answers (individually) and check them with their (group).No Fb.

Jigsaw Reading (2-3 minutes) • Speaking

I'll Regroup the Ss so they are in pairs of 1* G & 1*Fantastic. Ss tell each other about the person they read about.

Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • meaning from context

3 definitions of anticipated new vocabulary will be given to the two groups. Ss will pick up the correct words matching the given definitions using the text. After that, they will be given the 3 words to check their answers.

Speaking (5-7 minutes) • Speaking for fluency in the context of optimism

Ss will be given the question "What are you optimistic about?". They will run a discussion asking each other this question. A general FB will be taken later.

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