Ismael Amador Ismael Amador

TP1_LP_Ismael Amador
Pre-Intermediate level


This lesson provides reading practice for students to develop the subskills of skimming and reading for detail. After a brief lead-in, the teacher conducts two reading tasks working with a text about noisy neighbours. First, the students read quickly to get a general understanding of the text and answer a few simple questions. For the second task, the students read more carefully and answer a second set of questions. Each task includes peer-checking or open-class feedback.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about noisy neighbours.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of daily life vocabulary in the context of noisy neighbours.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students will talk birefly about the following questions: Do you have neighbours? Do you get along with them? Why or why not?

Pre-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Cover the meaning, form and pronunciation of challenging words from the text: DIY (noun): decorating, building or making repairs at home, without employing a professional. Unfortunately (adverb)/ Unfortunate (adjective): inconvenient, causing trouble or disconfort, marked by bad fortune. Considerate (adjective): Careful not to cause inconvenience or hurt to others, showing careful thought.

While-Reading #1 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with gist and specific information reading tasks

Students read the text quickly and decide if the statements below are true or false: Vaughan knows Dominic very well. (T/F) Dominic is an experienced guitar player. (T/F) Vaughan frequently complains to Dominic about the noise. (T/F) Dominic is annoyed by Vaughan's radio. (T/F) Vaughan doesn't like music. (T/F) Open-Class Feedback.

While-Reading #2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Students read the text carefully and answer the following questions (use Google Forms): 1. What does Dominic do to annoy his neighbour? He plays the guitar and he does DIY. (First one is done together as an example) 2. What does Vaughan think of his neighbour's singing? He thinks he has quite a good voice. 3. What adjectives does Vaughan use to describe himself? Patient and considerate. 4. Why did Vaughan receive a note from Dominic? Because Dominic works late and the sound of Vaughan's radio doesn't let him sleep in the mornings. 5. What did Vaughan do the morning after he received the note? He sat down, removed his coat and wrote a polite note to Dominic, but he didn't give it to him. Instead, he put the radio on and turned down the volume to let his neighbour sleep. Students are sent to Break-out Rooms to check their answers in pairs. Open-Class Feedback.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Students discuss the next follow-up question in Break-Out Rooms: Have you had any experiences with bad neighbours? Conduct feedback on the task.

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