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Tp5 Reading
Elementary, A2 level


In this lesson, students read a reading text for gist and for specific information. As a lead in activity the teacher hangs 4 film pitches on the wall and students try to choose a film. They read all of them and students who have chosen the same film sit together as a group. While they are walking in the cinema to choose a film, the teacher plays the trials of the films. When they sit together in groups teacher ask two questions. ‘’Who are the main characters? And what is the problem’’ After the answer of each group, teacher gives them the reading handouts and they circle the words they aren’t familiar with and the teacher tells them the words via visuals and his gestures. When the vocabulary stage is over teacher collects the reading handouts and gives them a new handout which is a gap filling activity. When the answer key is given Teacher makes a test with visuals. In the last activity , students tell their favourite films in a group. İf there is time left, students may watch the film trials covered in the lesson.


Abc Film Pitches on the wall
Abc Gap Fill- handout
Abc visuals

Main Aims

  • Reading for gist and specific information

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary in the text will be taught


Stage 1 (7-10 minutes) • To create a cinema atmosphere, and reading for gist

There are four film pitches on the Wall. Students read all of them and choose a film to watch. When they have chosen a fillm they sit together. There must be four groups. All students cannot choose the same films because the tickets are not enough. While they are trying to choose a film, teacher plays the trials to make it more authentic.

stage 2 (5-7 minutes) • to get feed-back

Students select a picture for their films and stick them on the pitches and they sit together. Teacher asks two questions to each group. WHO are the main characters? and What is the Problem?

Stage 3 (10-11 minutes) • To read for specific information.

Teacher gives the students handouts. They listen to the text while reading and circle the words they don't know. After the reading and listening is over, teacher tells them the unknown vocabulary by the help of the visuals he has prepared before. On the other hand if it is needed he uses his gestures to create a meaning in the students' minds

stage 4 (8-10 minutes) • to revise the target vocabulary

Teacher collects the first handout and gives them a new handout in which the target vocabulary has been taken out. Students fill in the blanks and check with their peers. Teacher gives the first handout as an answer key.

Stage 5 (6-7 minutes) • to practice the target language

In this stage students choose a film in groups and they tell class what it is about. It can be either a film among the extra visuals in the classroom or any films they like.

Flexi-Stage (0-0 minutes) • To watch the film trials for gist

Some students may not be familiar with films. They may watch the trials and have a general idea obout the films.

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