Carlos Josue Canizales Carlos Josue Canizales

Reading Lesson
Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To provide practice in reading for students for them to develop their skills

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide new vocabulary for the students that can be found on the text. And possibilities to communicate with their classmates


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

The T opens a G-presentation for the Ss with some different Q's about technology. Do you have a cell phone or tablet? Do you like or dislike the new technologies? Do you think technology has affected your life for better or for worse? Has technology ever helped you to solve any problem? Students share their answer with T

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

T present meaning for four different words, where students will have to fit the word to the meaning and then share the answer among them and get immediate feedback on their answers. (ICQ's: what are we going to do?) Words meaning and answers: Carriage: (N) a vehicle with four wheels that is usually pulled by horses and was used mainly in the past. Petrol:(N) liquid obtained from petroleum, used especially as a fuel for cars and other vehicles Village: (N)A group of houses and other buildings that is smaller than a town, usually in the countryside. Roundabout: (N) A flat, round piece of equipment in play areas on which children sit or stand and are pushed around and around. (Tell them that roundabout has two meanings but we are focussing on one) Pronunciation: T asks the Ss for the number of syllables of each one of the words that appear on the presentation. Carriage: 2 syllables, stress on the first syllable. Petrol: 2 syllables, stress on the first syllable. Vilage: 2 syllables, stress on the first syllable. Roundabout: 3 syllables, stress on the first syllables. T will start drilling (repeat after me) CCQ's: Can a roundabout be found in the park? Is a carriage pulled by horses? Is a village full of people? Is petrol a sinonym for gas?

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

Show the Ss different pictures and try to make them think what does the picture means (prediction). Then present them with a small google forms with some questions that might help the students with the reading. Answer 1: Technology Answer 2 : Expensive Answer 3 : Water Answer 4: Books Students are asked to scan for the answers on the text ICQ's: can you tell me what is scan? (If the Ss are not able to answer give a small and concrete definition) "Scanning is reading rapidly in order to find specific facts."

While-Reading/Listening #2 (11-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ask students to read the entire text. After reading the text T will send a link to Ss to a second G-forms. The questions will be answered with short sentences in the google forms. Questions: How is the rural academy ( Slow theatre)different form other theaters? Why might the people living in rural areas appreciate this type of theaters? How does the playpump help children to solve the problem of access to water? How has the pump changed the lives of the young girls? Has the invention of the e-book changed how people read? Where have they put the new libraries in bogota? The Ss must have the ability to develop their answer once the teacher asks them.

Post-Reading/Listening (15-18 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T tells the studnets that they will have a conversation (separate them into breakout rooms if necessary) on wich of the solutions they like the most. (ICQ: what are the solutions that we will talk about?) this will take about 6 to seven minutes. Open a jamboard where students will write a low tech solution to a problem on their city or that will beneficiate the society they live in (5 minutes). Compare the answers of the students. Bring back the word roundabout and the second meaning.

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