Javad Karimi Javad Karimi

Reading 9C
Lower intermediate level


The students are going to read a text about two actresses, Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis, and there will be some activities. In addition, the students are going to learn some vocabularies related to the topic.


Abc American English file 2 - Student's book

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of some new vocabularies


Warmer (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher tells students they are going to read a text about two actresses, Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis. They will be asked to focus on the photos and asked if they have heard of them.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

In this stage, the teacher asks Students what the title Like mother, like daughter means.

Clarification of vocabularies (4-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and to practice the pronunciation

The students are going to learn some new vocabularies.

Gist Reading Task for the Text (5-6 minutes) • To practice skimming

This part gets them out of the extremely bad habit they often have of reading every single word in excruciating detail. When people read in their first language, they never read all the words. Instead, they just skim or scan the page to look for the information they need.

Free Practice (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with free practice

The teacher Puts students in pairs, A and B. students A re-read the paragraphs about Janet Leigh and students B the ones about Jamie Lee Curtis. Now, books closed, A tells B anything he / she can remember about Janet Leigh.

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