Sebahat Gök Sebahat Gök

TP 1a
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about lexis about life-changing experiences through discussing important life events and studying on a text based on a person who changes her lifestyle. The lesson starts with a discussion of important changes in life. Then it is followed by vocabulary study and skim reading for gist. Finally, there is intensive reading with comprehension questions and post-reading discussion.


Abc coursebook
Abc pictures
Abc HOs
Abc whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading on the topic.
  • To give Ss practice in reading for gist and intensively through the context of life changes.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice on vocabulary related to life changes
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of life changes
  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about life changes in the context of challanging events


Lead in (8-10 minutes) • To get the students ready for the lesson context.

* Play hangman with the words "Life Changes" * Ask Ss what they think the most important changes are in a person's life. Get a few ideas. Give them HOs and put them in order of importance by pairs and ask why they put the order they did. Take some w/c.

Pre-teach vocabulary (13-15 minutes) • To provide students vocabulary for the reading passage on the topic.

Tell Ss they're going to read about a woman's life changes, but first you'll look at some vocabulary. Tell Ss to look at words on the cards & decide if they know or don't know them in groups. Let them discuss the meanings. As groups finish, Ss come to the board and stick the words they do not know to the board. Elicit the meanings. Focus on stress and pronunciation.

Pre-reading Prediction (3 minutes) • To get the students familiarize with the text

Show Ss the picture of the woman from p.67. Ask a few questions about her - Where is she, What's she holding, etc. Get them discuss what life changes happened to the woman.

Skim reading for gist (6-7 minutes) • To get the students have an overall idea from the reading passage.

Tell Ss to read quickly & answer the questions. Get them explain their answers.

Intensive reading (7-8 minutes) • To get Ss have a deep understanding of the text

Tell Ss put the phrases at part 2 and gaps in the text together. Check the ansers with WC.

Post-reading discussion (5-6 minutes) • To get the students talk about what they have learned and relate the input to their own lives.

Focus Ss on the questions ex 3. Take some general WC and FB.

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