Annie May Omercikoglu Annie May Omercikoglu

Life with teenagers
Pre-Intermediate (A4) level


In this lesson students will be given an article to read in which they will be told to scan for a specific information, read for detail and skim to get the gist of the article.


Abc matching type handouts
Abc Tick the true sentences handouts
Abc an article about life with teenagers
Abc family photo
Abc List of adjectives

Main Aims

  • To skim for the gist and to scan for a specific information.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To pre-teach vocabulary.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To draw attention to the TL.

T will let sts write all the adjectives they know to describe people´s appearance like tall, pretty and etc. When finished T will divide the group, sts compare their list and decide who has the most words. Then T will write them on the board.If other groups have any different words T will add them to the list.

Pre-Reading (1) (10-12 minutes) • To pre-teach key vocabularies

T will give sts HO´s #1, and tell sts to match the words with its meaning. After matching T will now divide the class into two, give the answer key of the activity then let sts check their answers. After checking the answers T will now do an error checking by eliciting from the sts the right meaning of each word.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide sts strong understanding on the key vocabularies.

Sts will play a ¨board rush¨ game. Mechanics: T will tell the meaning of a word, sts will come to the boar, find the right vocabs then grab it. The one who will be able to grab the right word earns a point for the group.

Pre-Reading (2) (2-3 minutes) • To get sts to ask and discuss the question.

T wants sts to work in groups, writes two questions on the board then ask sts to discuss the questions by giving reasons on thier answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To consolidate understanding and to practice more on key vocabs.

T puts sts into groups of three. One student reads out definitions from V6.1 SB p130, beginnng with These people..... The other two students try to say the correct adjective. The student with the most points after a certain limit wins..

While Reading (6-8 minutes) • To read the article and answer the questions.

T gives the article to the sts (only the title and the 1st three paragraphs are seen, rest are folded). T asks whats the headline of the article? Who do you think is the enemy? T elicits. After checking the answer (teenagers),T lets sts unfold the article totally and tell them to read it and answer the question.the remaining question. T checks the answer with the class.

Post-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To gets sts to write the difference between the two teenagers in the article.

T ask sts to read the article again. Sts tick the true sentences and correct the false ones. When they finish T checks the answers with the WC.

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