Arabella Bannister Arabella Bannister

TP1 LP Arabella Bannister
Upper Intermediate level


This is a reading lesson whose intention is to provide Ss the opportunity to develop skills and to interact with an authentic text.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed in the context of Fake News

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification in the context of Fake News


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask my Ss to discuss the following questions in Breakout rooms: 1. Are there any newspapers or magazines in your country that have existed for a long time? 2. What reputation do they have nowadays? 3. Do you read them? 4. Do they deserve your trust by being trustworthy?

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

I will ask Ss to look at the following words and their meanings and order them as shown in the example. MEANING: Hint- An idication, clue or sign. I can't tell you the answer but I can give you a hint. CCQ: Am I helping you just a little? Yes Am I telling you or giving you a clue? Clue Tell-tale- indication that something exists or has happened. The huge smile on his face was a tell tale sign that he got the job. CCQ could you tell that he was happy from the look on his face?Yes did it tell me something?Yes To fall through the cracks-To forget, overlook or neglect something. Sometimes the details fall through the cracks and things don't turn out so well. CCQ: Do we sometimes neglect or forget the details?Yes To purport to be- Something that appears to be true but isn't. - to present something in a certain way often falsely. She was purported to be a great teacher but I don't think so. CCQ: Was she a great teacher? No Did someone falsely say that she was? Yes Hoaxers- People with malicious intent Hoaxers are spreading false rumors about vaccines causing people to not get vaccinated. CCQ :Do hoaxers want to be bad? Yes Do the say things to confuse people? Yes Do they sometimes think they are funny? Yes FORM: I will elicit Form from Ss by having them look at the sentences again. And sending them to breakout rooms to do the exercise on Jamboard. PRONUNCIATION: I will model words and ask them how many syllables they hear and finally drill.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I will ask the Ss to read the text quickly and come up with a couple of strategies to spot fake news. I will ask the students to do this individually and I will give them three minutes.

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

I will ask Ss to read the text and determine which answer is correct in multiple choice questions and have them justify their answers.

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

I will as Ss to discuss these questions: Which websites do you think are a) reputable and which do you think are b) misleading? Can you think of exagerated or fake news? Can you tell us about a time when you shared some fake news? Provide DEC

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