Bugra Cakir Bugra Cakir

TP 5
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson students will practice their reading skills for gist and detail in the context of fictional stories using a text the painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring". They will also practice some inference reading. Finally, sts will practice their speaking skills for fluency.


Abc Picture of the Painting
Abc Key events hand-out
Abc Reading text
Abc T/F Exercise PPT
Abc Reading text passages
Abc Vocab. Powerpoint

Main Aims

  • To provide practice for gist and detailed reading in the context of fictional stories using a text about a painting.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to provide speaking practice for fluency


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and get students interested

T will show the video clip from the movie "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and engage students by doing T-S with WC. T will ask questions; "What is the name of the movie?", "What is it about?", (At this point T will stick the picture of the painting to the WB) "How does she feel?", "How many earrings is she wearing?" in order to check whether students have any previous knowledge about it and get them interested in the story of the painting.

Pre-Reading (3-4 minutes) • To prepare students for the text

(Sequence of key events) T will ask a prediction question; "Does the event in the video takes places in the beginning of the movie or by the end of it?" and get answers from sts. Then, sts will be instructed to do a PW for one minutes and put the given events into the correct order. T will write down the answer on WB.

While-Reading 1 (7-8 minutes) • To provide practice for gist reading

(Jigsaw exercise) 1) Sts will be divided into four groups. Each group will receive one of the four passages of the text and will be instructed to find out which key event it is related to, for one minute. 2) Sts will go back to their previous seats, so that they will be regrouped, each sts having different passages. They will be instructed to complete text together sharing their passages. they can get help from the sequencing they did in the previous stage.

While-Reading 2 (11-12 minutes) • To provide practice for detailed reading

(T/F exercise) Sts will be instructed to read the text again, and decide which statements are true and which are false (statements are projected on WB), providing justifications for each of them. They will have 5 minutes and they will do a PW. T will do the feedback as a S-T.

Inference Reading (6-7 minutes) • to practice inference reading of the lexis from the context

(vocab. exercise) T will direct sts' attention to the highlighted words in the text and instruct them to try to figure out what they mean in groups of three for 5 minutes. Later, T will project the dictionary definitions of the words to the WB as a feedback. Highlighted words; slipped, glanced, dangled, jug, farce, clove oil.

Post-Reading, Speaking (7-8 minutes) • To provide practice for semi-controlled speaking

Sts will be instructed to find 1 similarity and 2 differences between the video clip and the reading text, in groups of three through discussion. They may refer back to the text if they are stuck. Video clip will be shown again after the instructions. They will have 5 minutes. Feedback will be done as a T-S. T will then do delayed error-correction. Similarity: implication of intimacy Differences: She wears two earrings and she doesn't cry in the text.

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