Di Bello Di Bello

Copy of Technology and Inventions
Intermediate, B1 level


In this lesson, the learners are going to focus on reading skills. Firstly, they will have "pre-teach vocabulary" related to text by using ECDW processes. Later, they are going to follow pre- reading, while-reading and post-reading steps. Some parts of the lesson will include speaking and writing activities.


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Main Aims

  • To practice reading for specific information and intensive related to Technology and Inventions in 20th Century.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Pre-teach vocabulary by focusing on ECDW processes. To let SS learn the meanings of unknown/unfamiliar words before reading the text. To encourage SS to use the vocabulary that they learn in their speaking and writing.


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

- I will use OHP to show some pictures to SS. - They will try to guess the topic that we will work on. -After they guess "Technology and Inventions" , the teacher will start pre-reading.

Pre-Reading (Pre-teach vocabulary) (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- I am going to show some pictures. Pictures will be about; electricity, commercial aeroplanes, space travel, vacuum cleaner, antibiotics, washing machine and vaccinations. Later, SS will try to guess what they are about. After they guess them, I will focus on CCQ. -Drill and Write steps are going to follow it. (ECDW processes)

While-Reading/ Gist Reading (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading to get some specific information

- I will give a clear and simple instruction about gist reading. - I will give the text with the question ( Read the article and which invention/s do / does the article talk about?) to SS. They will read it individually. - The SS are going to compare their answers as a pairs. - The teacher gives AK to SS to check the correct answers.

While-Reading/Intensive Reading (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference

- After we finish gist reading, I will mention Intensive Reading which means that they are going to read the whole text and try to comprehend what happens entirely. - Because they have the text, I will pass out a HO which contains some questions ( 1. What kind of people traveled long distances in the early twentieth century? 2. What two things happened in the twentieth century to make the world seem smaller? 3. How have cities changed in the last 100 years? Why? 4. What was special about the invention of nylon? 5. Why does James May think that motorbikes are important for teenagers? 6. What inventions was an important symbol of teenage rock music?) - They will work individually. - After they answer all the questions, the teacher handouts AK.

Post-Reading/Writing and Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- The teacher is going to write a question on the WB. ( What do you think has been the most important piece of technology -medicine-education-home-travel invented in the last 100 years.) - The students will think 3 things in the part that they support and write them down individually. -After they finish their writing, they will work as a pair work and compare/discuss their opinions. While they are doing this activity, the teacher is going to monitor all the students and take some error notes. Later, the teacher will correct them on WB.

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