Nicole Cyr Nicole Cyr

TP2 - Reading Skills
A1-A2 Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss develop the reading subskills of gist and detail in the context of health, exercise and gym memberships.


Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, Ss will have developed the subskills of reading for gist and detail in the context of health, exercise, and gym memberships.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop speaking fluency in the context of health, exercise & gym memberships


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

Screenshare PPT. Introduce Linda and her gym membership problem. Ask Meaning CCQs for 'Have a gym membership' from LA Sheet. Pose Q in OC: Do you have a gym membership? Why or why not? Nominate 1-2 ss if necessary.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

On Slide 2, pose Q and elicit responses using the pictures: 1. Save money 2. Go for a run 3. Eat healthy Ask Meaning CCQs from TLAS for each. We're going to practice with these phrases to prepare for the reading today. Share Form activity link in chat & screenshare. Notice all these phrases start with a verb - Choose the correct verb for each phrase. Allow 1min and review answers. Ask FCQ from TLAS. Model and drill (sentence, bolded, sentence), note stressed syllables + linking.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Now we'll move on to the reading. Share Form link in chat & screenshare. Tell ss they have 2min to read the first paragraph of the article and choose the best headline. Share paragraph PDF in chat. Cheaper Gym Membership for All Get Fit for Free City People Don't Exercise Review responses and confirm answer. Preface 2nd reading: That's 2 million pounds every year on gym memberships that people don't use - What is the rest of the text going to be about?

While-Reading/Listening #2 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Now we're going to read the rest of the article. Share Form link in chat + screenshare. Tell ss they have 3min to read the article individually. Then they will go to BORs to match the tips to the pictures with a partner for 2-3min. Demonstrate choosing from drop-down options. (ICQ: Are you going to do the activity alone or with a partner?) Share article PDF in chat. 1 - C 2 - A 3 - B 4 - E 5 - F 6 - D 7 - H 8 - G Review answers in OCFB.

Post-Reading/Listening (16-19 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Screenshare PPT. Pose Q: What tips did you find? Nominate 2-3 ss if necessary. Follow-up: Do you do that yourself? Why or why not? Record answers on Slide. Pose 2 discussion Qs (Copy into chat!): 1. Which do you think is the best tip? Why? 2. What do you do to stay fit? Tell ss to discuss with a partner in BORs for 4-5min. Then they will switch BORs to discuss with a new partner. Open BORs, broadcast Qs + screenshare PPT slide again. Pause screenshare. Monitor & collect language (health vocab, collocations) for DEC on PPT slide. Give feedback on ideas + language use in OC.

Web site designed by: Nikue