Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

Global Perspectives-London's Attractions
Grade Six level


In this lesson, the students will learn about some of the famous touristic attractions in London and mainly London Tower.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about London's attractions in the context of global perspectives.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of places/touristic attractions vocabularies in the context of London's attractions.


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

1. Show the students a blurry picture of London. 2. Ask the students to guess the city. 3. Show the students a clear picture of London. 4. Ask the students to shout out things they know about London. 5. Briefly introduce the city to the students before moving on.

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

A. Pre-teach blocking words that might prevent the students from understanding the text: 1. Meaning: Elicit the meaning of the new words by giving the students some clues to the meaning. Use visual aids (Flashcards/Pictures in PPT). Ask the student's CCQs to check for understanding. 2. Form: Briefly elicit/provide the type of the word. 3. Pronunciation: Provide IPA for each word. Chorally drill the new words. *Blocking Words: culture ˈkʌlʧə tradition trəˈdɪʃən Buckingham Palace ˈbʌkɪŋəmˈpælɪs London Eye ˈlʌndənaɪ Oxford Street ˈɒksfədstriːt Tower of London ˈtaʊərɒvˈlʌndən execution ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən Crown Jewels kraʊnˈʤuːəlz B. Let's make a prediction: What else can you see in London? (2 minutes).

While-Reading #1 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

1. Ask the students to briefly go through the text and guess the general idea. (explain that they don't need to read word by word but rather go through the text to know the main idea). 2. The students will then share their ideas with me. 3. Ask the students to go through the text one more time and then think of a title to the text. 4. The students will then shout out some of the titles they thought about; I will write them on the board, and then we will choose one. 5. Ask the students to read the following question: Highlight/underline the names of four places. Then the students begin looking for four places to highlight/underline.

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

In pairs or small groups, the students will read each question and then return to the text for more details and a deeper understanding of the text. The students will share their answers with me after each question. 1. What is the capital of England? What is the capital of China? 2. What do we learn when we visit historic places? 3. Where do you think the queen of England lives? 4. London Tower used to be a horrible/scary place! Why? 5. Where does the queen hide her jewels?

Post-Reading Homework (5 minutes) • To provide the students with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Write at least two paragraphs about your visiting London! 1. Who are you going with? 2. How can you move around the city? Any special transportation? 3. What places can you visit in London? 4. What will you eat in London? 5. What will you buy?

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