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Authentic Text (Alice in Wonderland) - Intermediated- level students
Intermediated- level students level


In this lesson, students will read an authentic text - an extract from " Alice in Wonderland". Get to know new lexis and apply subskills like writing and listening.


Abc Visual aids (Pictures)
Abc Handouts
Abc smartboard
Abc white board and markers

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, the students will practice gist reading and detailed reading in the context of an authentic text. In addition they will practice speaking and writing as subskills in this session too.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening and writing skills.


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

T will show students a picture of Alice in Wonderland to elicit some info about the story itself and the Genre of fantasy. Discuss with the students the genre (Fantasy) of this text and its elements ( characters - Settings) Ask them about fantasy stories that they already know like Harry Potter and spiderman.

Clarification (10-15 minutes) • To introduce the new lexis and clarify the meaning

Choose the important lexis and start to put it on the WB and ask S to elicit the meaning of these words with help of some pictures on the smartboard : (Peep-considering in her own mind-remarkable-afterward-occurred-ought to-took a watch out of-waistcoat-pocket) After clarifying the correct meaning of each word in the context, T will ask all the S to repeat the meaning (choral drilling), T will read the text once aloud then ask each student to come out and read 1-2 lines aloud to enhance their self-confidence. Then T will discuss the story will them and ask about their similar experiences asking some questions to elicit more easily like: what do you do when you feel bored? , Do you like reading?, Do you like playing in the parks and open places? Did you see a rabbit before? Get every student to practice speaking by answering 1-2 of the above questions and expressing himself. too. at the end of this stage, you can play the part of the movie to make the class more entertaining for them, in addition, we practice listening skills too.

Gist Reading (10-15 minutes) • to let the student skim the text to know the general idea

T gives S some questions and divides them into 3/4 groups to skim the text and answer those questions. Here are some gist questions: Why do you think this story is fantasy? Who is the main character of the story? Which animal did Alice see running in the forest? T will distribute handouts and give them 10 mins to answer and discuss the answers together to know the main idea of this authentic text, then give T a feedback at the end.

Reading for detailed comprehension (10-15 minutes) • To scan the text for details and answer the questions

Let students work in pairs to answer the detailed questions to scan the thee text then discuss the answers with them: How was Alice feeling while her sister reading? Did Alice like the book that her sister is reading? and Why? What was weird about the rabbit for Alice? What was the weather like that day? Answer (True or false) following questions 1. Alice found a gray rabbit running close by her. 2. Alice was so excited about making a daisy- chain in the fields.

controlled practice on vocabulary (5-10 minutes) • To check knowledge of the new lexis

T will divide the class into 3 or 4 groups and give every group some printed words and other slides of papers with the meaning then students should match each vocab with its correct meaning. T will monitor the groups and take notes of the errors After that, the teacher will give them feedback.

Freer Practice (5-10 minutes) • to practice writing in the context of predicting what will happen next in the story.

Ask students to work in pairs to predict what will happen next in the story and write it down. Then read it aloud and discuss their ideas with T in whole-class feedback.

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