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TP8 Clothes - Reading
Elementary (A1) level


In this lesson students will be introduced to clothes vocabulary and they will read a text about three different people's shopping habits and clothes preferances. They are going to read the text once for the gist and twice for the detailed information. They will try to read the text one more time with the pictures of the clothes instead of their written forms and finally they will speak about some famous clothes stores in Turkey.


Abc Reading for gist
Abc Reading for detailed information
Abc Reading with pictures
Abc Production - Speaking Part

Main Aims

  • To develop students' reading skills through a text in the context of clothes shopping

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the students with speaking practice using clothes vocabulary
  • To provide the students with clothes vocabulary


Warmer/Lead-in (6-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show the picture of a clothes store and ask them what they can buy at a clothes store, elicit some of the clothes vocabulary and give them a minute to find more clothes vocabulary in pairs. Ask which group has the most words, ask them to read and write the words on the board. Then show the pictures or realia to clarify the meaning.

Pre-Reading (Reading for gist) (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Tell them what a title is and ask them to find a title for the text by looking at quickly. Give them 1 minute and ask what they find, hen tell the original title of the text.

Reading for detailed information (12-13 minutes) • To develop the students' reading skills and to provide them with more challenging detailed reading tasks

Ask them read the text about shopping habits of three people and match their pictures with their ideas. After they finish, ask them to check their answers with their partners and ask them tell their answers to give feedback. then give the second HOs where they have to fill in the gaps with the names of these three people according to their shopping preferences. Ask them check their answers with their partners and give feedback by asking them to read the sentences.

Controlled Reading Exercise (4-5 minutes) • To develop the students' reading skills and to review the clothes vocabulary

Give each pair one of these three people's shopping preferences taken from the original text, chance the clothes vocabulary with their pictures so they will have to remember the name of the clothes in order to read the text.

Production - Speaking (12-14 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to practice speaking and expand on what they've learned

To group them ask them pick a paper with either the picture or the name of the clothes. For example the picture of a skirt and the word "skirt" is a pair. Put the pictures of different clothes stores' on the walls and ask them speak about the clothes store they are standing in front of. (they can tell what the store has and what they buy from that place) Tell them they have to speak about each place for 2 minutes and they have to change their places.

Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To help the students be aware of their own mistakes by correcting them and to help them not to make the same mistakes again

Monitor them while they are speaking and take notes. Write their mistakes on the board and ask what is wrong with the sentence, ask them to correct.

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