Nora Nora

Things you can't live without
Intermediate level


In this lesson ss will practice reading for gist and for specific information in the context of technology and how it affects humanity. The ss will practice speaking and writing to express their opinion regarding technology.


Abc Answer Keys
Abc • Hand-outs
Abc Projector
Abc • Whiteboard
Abc Cutting Edge, Intermediate, Students' Book p 80
Abc Cutting Edge, Intermediate, Students' Book p 93-94

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about machines behaving badly in the context of technology

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of technology.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T: One day, I was sick and I had to tell my boss that I won't be able to make it to work that day. I sent him an e-mail but he didn't reply so I decided to text him. Still, he didn't see my message so I decided to call him. He answered me this time and I told him about my situation. T: What are we talking about today? S: Technology T: Yes, do you think that technology helped me ? S: Yes T: What types of technology do you know? S: tablets S: Smart phones S:....ect, T: Great, now in pairs think of 2 technologies that you like ? Open Pair demonstration T: Now, s ask s " What's your favorite technology?" S answer Repeat process with different students

Pre-Reading/ (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Start presentation anti social Is she alone? Yes Does she want to talk? No Is she interested in them? No What do we call her? S: Shy / Anti social T: Anti social, we call her anti social. T: W call him anti-social, Model and drill " she's anti social" On hold Show phone screen Is she talking to someone now? Yes Is some one else calling her? Yes What will she do? S: On hold T: Yes, she'll put her on hold. Model and drill "she'll put her on hold." Show off Show picture of Mohammed Ramadan T: What does he like to do? S: Show his things T Excellent, "He's showing off " Text speech Display a text in Arabic written in English letters and numbers. " Ana msh 3arfa a3ml eh?!" T: Do we call This Arabic? S: No Do we use this to chat? S: Yes what do we call this ? S: Franco Display another text in English text speech. "I'll C U THR " T: Do we call This English? S: No Do we use this in chat? S: Yes What do we call This ? S: ?????? We call it text speech. Model and drill she's writing in text speech Flick through Mime using a book and a remote control T: What am I doing here? S: Flipping T: Excellent ,what's another word for it? we also call it flicking through. Model and drill "I'm flicking through the T.V"

While-Reading 1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task

T: Now, we have a text. what do you think is it going to be about? S: Technology Ex.4 We have 7 paragraphs and 7 headings Match the paragraph to the heading that fits. T: Do we read quickly or slowly? Quickly T: Do we need to read the whole paragraph to find the the perfect heading? S: No T: Do we have to understand every single word? S: No T: What do we do if we find a word that we can't understand? S: Ignore it T: Let's do the first one together. Go through paragraph B and guess which heading fits. S:6 T : Great (display answer), now start. Monitor Peer checking Answer key

While-Reading 2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

Display on projector EX.5 T: Now read these questions and answer them from the text. T: Find the answers using the headings T: Are writing our own answers or getting them from the text? S: From the text T: Do we have have to read or can we use the headings? S: Headings T: let's do the first one together T: Read the 1st question and tell me which heading will take us the answer S: A T: Great, and what is the answer?/ Find the answer. S: You spend a lot of time learning to use it. T: Great, now start. Monitor Change pairs Pair check Answer key

Flexi stage (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging specific information reading task

Display on projector Task in PPT T: Now read these questions and answer them from the text. T: this time are we reading quickly or slowly? S: Quickly T: let's do the first one together, can you tell me what's the answer? S: Very few people T: Great, now start. Monitor Pair check Answer key

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

EX.7 B Writing notes Check the question on the projector Individually, underline either like or dislike then write reasons for your choice Speaking activity Now in pairs discuss your reasons together and try to find what's common between you two? Monitor T: S, what did you find in common with your pair? T: S ask s Repeat Feedback T: Thank you for attending today. My colleague will take you from here.

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