Evgenia Pyak Evgenia Pyak

Around the world, reading
Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will read five stories about cities. They will notice vocabulary in the stories, use categorizing to discover the context, and read for details. Finally, they will practise describing cities and places they admire.


Abc Cutting edge, Student's book, Cutting edge, workbook.
Abc Power Point Presentation, page 1

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, ss will have developed their ability to read for gist and specific information with particular reference to an article on travelling.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will have developed their oral fluency with specific reference to discussing travelling.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Tell how much you like travel, ask SS about their dream destination. 2. Show PPP with categories. -Natural wonders, such as waterfalls, mountains, etc. -Ancient archeological sites and great monuments -Romantic, historical cities. -Exciting modern cities -Beautiful beaches and coastline 3. Ask 'What so you look for in a holiday destination? Which category you prefer? Why?' 4. Tell, that today SS will discover 5 more places, but first things first - we need to learn new words to identify these places.

Pre-Reading (15-16 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Present each keyword from the texts, using m/p/f, asking CCQs to make sure they understand the meaning, repeat all together and nominate SS to ensure clear pronunciation. Give form, ask which part of speech and details (regular verb or not, countable or uncountable noun is it) extravagant - adjective gambling - noun a natural wonder - collocation an ancient wonder - collocation sculpture - noun (countable) abandon - verb (regular) layers of rock - collocation cliff - noun (countable) turquoise sea - colocation 'Now, when you know so many words, we can go to read our stories'

Reading for category (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

1. Present 5 stories to read (share the handout). 2. Give 3 minutes for this task to be done individually, ask them to choose categories for each story. 3. Refer to the categories you have discussed. Tell - they don't need to read super attentively. -Natural wonders, such as waterfalls, mountains, etc. -Ancient archeological sites and great monuments -Romantic, historical cities. -Exciting modern cities -Beautiful beaches and coastline 4. ICQs: -Are you going to work in groups? -Are you going to make notes? -Do you have 3 minutes for this task? -Do you need to read attentively? 5. Nominate to give answer for each category and show the right answer. 6. Tell- they are going to have more time to read again for details.

Reading for detail (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

1. Tell that SS will use the same handout and same stories but another task. 2. This time, they need to find the answers about these statements in stories. Show the statements. Make sure SS have pens and papers. SS have 5 minutes for this task. 3. ICQs: -Are you going to talk now? -Are going to make notes? -Do you need to find the same statements in the text? or answers. 4. Show the answers and ask which answers are doubtful for SS. 5. Praise SS for a great job.

Post-Reading, Speaking practice. (8-9 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1. Tell SS that after travelling all lesson, they are going to talk about the place they would like to visit. 2. Show PPP with all the places from today's lesson, ask SS to rank places (from the most desirable on the top to the least on the bottom). 3. Refer to the lesson vocabulary and nominate to tell about 5,4,3,2,1 places in their list. extravagant gambling a natural wonder an ancient wonder sculpture abandon layers of rock cliff turquoise sea 4. Wish SS to visit all these places. 5. Ask if SS have questions, and thank for the lesson.

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