Leah Dow Leah Dow

TP 7: Cambridge Market
A2 Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice reading skills in the context of learning about markets, shops, etc. Students will also practice speaking skills in coming up with their own markets and what they would sell, where they would be, etc.


Abc T/F
Abc Reading Text/Re-ordering task

Main Aims

  • To practice reading skills in the context of markets/stores

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking for fluency by discussing famous markets and what is typically found in markets


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will point to pictures of markets and ask what they are/if they know where the markets are. Do they buy them all in one place? Where do they buy each? Have students discuss if they've ever been to a famous market.

Pre-Reading/Listening (7-9 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will have words put on WB and examples of them. Sts discuss differences between shop/market/super store/shopping mall/store/megastore/chain of shops/branch/market stall, etc. Also discuss "gave a hand," and "I've never looked back." Practice pronunciation and ask CCQs.

While-Reading #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging gist reading task

T will hand out text and instruct sts to read in 3 minutes and then discuss with their partners what the connection is between the text and the pictures. Then have a group discussion.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

T will have sts re-read text and put the events in the correct order. Have sts check in pairs, then come up and write out sentences in correct order.

While-Reading #3 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with a task that will help them read for specific information

T will instruct sts to complete T/F activity and tell them to correct the False statements with the correct information. T will then pass out HO. Sts check in pairs, then come up to board. Review as class.

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

T will ask sts what they think the title of the text means. Then, T will have sts work in groups to pretend they have their own stall at a market. T will ask them to discuss what they sell, for how much, how many days of the week they work, what they would name their stall and in which city they'd like to work in. T will have them write down what they decided as a group and then have them say in front of the class.

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