TP5-Autograph Hunters-Speaking
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, the sts learn the difference between a signature and an autograph. The lesson starts with a brief discussion on collecting autographs. This is followed by a Word & Definition matching exercise for Pre-Teaching Vocabulary. The sts work on individually on the reading for gist exercise and check their asnwers followed by a WCFB (if necessary). Then, sts move onto the reading for detail exercise. Finally there is a PW discussion on 'What kinds of jobs are connected to your interest or hobbies?' 'Would you like to do on of these jobs?'


Main Aims

  • Main aim of this lesson is to practice reading for gist and detail.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To expose the sts to time adverbials.


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

This section will include a brief discussion on what is a signature and an autograph. T asks the sts 'if you met a famous person, what would you say to them?' T elicits the Word 'autograph' from the sts. T tells the sts about her own experience of meeting a famous person and getting her signature on a piece of paper. (T acts this out). T holds the paper and asks the sts what the name of this is. CCQ - Do we collect signatures or autographs. - AUTOGRAPHS

Pre-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To pre-teach vocabulary related to the reading text

T pairs the sts, holds the two sets of papers. T tells the students to match the words (one set of papers) with their definitions (the other ste of papers) in pairs. Before the sts start the exercise, T explains that the fastest group wins. When finished T tells the two groups (at the moment only sts) to check their answers with each other.

While-Reading 1 / Reading for gist (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with a gist reading task

T shows the sts exercise for gist and detail reading, tells the sts to fold the paper in half (T demonstrates). T tells the sts to read the text (T shows) and on their own, answer the questions. When finished, T tells the sts to chech their answers with the person sitting next to them followed by a WC FB if needed.

While-Reading 2 / Reading for detail (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed reading task

T tells the sts to unfold the exercise paper, read the text again in detail and, on their own, put the phrases in the gaps. When finished, T tells the sts to check their answers with each other (on this occasion, T decides the PW). T checks if everyone got the same answers, if not, WC FB.

Post-Reading / Freer Speaking (10-15 minutes) • To provide the students with an opportunity to develop their fluency.

T writes two sentences on the board. - What kinds of jobs are connected to your interests or hobbies? (The sts can make a list of 3-4 jobs - individually) - Would you like to do one of these jobs? T pairs the sts for a discussion about the above topics. T monitors, makes notes of good language use and some errors, writes them on the board after the discussion is finished ans asks the sts to find & correct the errors.

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