Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

The Merchant of Venice p.2
English B Grades 11&12 level


In this lesson, the students will continue reading and learn about what happened between Shylock and Antonio.


Abc Handout
Abc Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Marry Lamb: The Merchant of Venice.

Main Aims

  • • To provide gist, scan, detailed and inference reading practice using a text about The Merchant of Venice: Shylock and Antonio in the context of personalities and bad intention.

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation. in the context of what they learned about the characters.


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

I will ask some students to act out what they remember from the events.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Before reading I will pre-teach the blocking vocabulary that the students might not know. I will clearly provide MPF (meaning, pronunciation and form) for each word. 1. Meaning: eliciting the meaning by asking questions and asking CCQs. 2. Pronunciation: IPA and Chorally drilling. 3. Mentioning the type of the word and drawing attention to the form. Language Analysis: bond (bɒnd) COUNTABLE NOUN When a government or company issues a bond, it borrows money from investors. The certificate which is issued to investors who lend money is also called a bond. wealth (welθ) UNCOUNTABLE NOUN Wealth is the possession of a large amount of money, property, or other valuable things. You can also refer to a particular person's money or property as their wealth. Economic reform has brought relative wealth to peasant farmers.  His own wealth grew. splendid (splendɪd) ADJECTIVE [usually ADJECTIVE noun] If you say that something is splendid, you mean that it is very good.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (25 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

While reading, I will engage the students with questions that will provide gist, reading for specific details and information, analyzing, and inference. What was Bassanio’s advice to Antonio? What did Portia do when Bassanio told her that he had little money? What does that tell you about her? What’s in Antonio’s letter to Bassanio? Who’s paying Antonio’s debt? How did Shylock respond when Bassanio brought him the money? What happened at the end?

Post-Reading/Listening (5-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

At this stage, I will engage the students in open discussions about what they have learned so far. They are also free to give their opinions about the characters, events, and what will happen next.

Homework (10 minutes) • To provide extra practice of the target language.

Homework Find from the reading: Language Practice! 1. Find three adjectives. 3. Three prepositions. 2. Three verbs in the past form. 4. To be very worried.

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