Anna Bavido Anna Bavido

CELTA Teaching Practice 3
Beginner Adults level


Students will do a jigsaw reading for specific information. In pairs, they will do a controlled speaking practice where they ask both where and do questions about what their partner read. Students will then follow the prompts in a handout to make yes/no questions to ask their partner.


Abc Reading Text

Main Aims

  • To provide practice in reading for gist and detail using a text about two dogs in the context of their basic information.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review present simple yes/no questions
  • To give students controlled speaking practice


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

~~Show a picture of a dog and elicit the word. ~~Ask who has a dog ~~Ask if their dog has a job ~~Do some dogs have jobs? Can dogs have jobs?

Pre-teach vocabulary (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

~~Show realia of a fashion magazine. Elicit magazine. Is this a car magazine? Food magazine? No, it's fashion. ~~Check meaning. Elicit form. Drill pronunciation ~~Draw stick figures to teach alone and together. ~~Check meaning. Elicit form. Drill pronunciation.

What are their jobs? (2-3 minutes) • To provide students practice reading for gist.

~~Divide the students in half, Bertie/Milo ~~Show handout and instruct students that half will read Bertie's and half read Milo's. ~~Ask students "What is Milo's job? What is Bertie's job?" Give them 1 minute to skim. ~~Feedback: Elicit answer.

Jigsaw reading (14-15 minutes) • To provide students practice reading for details

~~Elicit the answer form onto the board. He's from London. No, he doesn't. ~~Put students into pairs (Bertie/Milo) and demonstrate that they will ask about their partner's dog. ~~Error correction

Post-Reading Grammar Task (14-15 minutes) • To provide students practice speaking simple-present Y/N questions

~~Point out the grammar prompts on the back of their handout. ~~Elicit the Q&A form onto the board. ~~Students work in pairs. ~~Error correction.

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