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TP1 // Reading Lesson: Neighbors and Noise
Pre-Intermediate level


Student read a Blog Post about nearby to others for Reading Comprehension Practice.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about noisy neighbors in the context of apartment buildings

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of the ability to put up with things in the context of patience, tolerance
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a in coversation in the context of the lexis from text


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show pictures of happy neighbors. Show pictures of angry neighbors reacting to noise. Ask what today's lesson might be about. Ask: Do you live close to anyone else? What is your relationship like with people that live nearby?

Pre-teach Vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • Cover MFP

Matching of vocabulary words on slide

Reading for Gist (18-20 minutes) • To get students acquainted wiith the general idea of the text.

Students will read text and complete a Handout. They will compare answers with a partner in breakout rooms and discuss. OCFB

Reading for Detail (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity define more specific statements about the text.

Students will read the text again to answer more detailed questions in the Second Handout. Show task clearly on screen. Ask Students to read questions silently (10 secs) Ask if they have any questions about the questions. Answer first question together open-class. Confirm everyone has the link to handout open and push into BOR. OCFB

Follow Up/ Productive Task (post-reading) (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Students will respond to a few additional questions about their own personal experiences with neighbors, to get them to practice speaking with personal aim. Who was your favorite neighbor? Why? Why do you think it is typical to not have a relationship with your neighbors in Britain? Push into BOR to discuss. DEC (if time allows) correction of any issue observed during the lesson, not targeting the speaker, but simply offering correct usage with context.

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