shadi shadi

Elementary level


In this lesson SS do a reading in the context of school and subjects. The lesson starts with pre teaching the new words. Then students do the gist and detailed reading. SS do 2 exercises after the reading. Then there is an exercise to practice the TL, and as the las activity SS do a freer practice.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about school in the context of an interview with two english teachers

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of Past to be verbs in the context of school subjects


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows photos of two people on the board with some phrases written besides them. T tells SS who these people are and asks if they can guess their jobs.

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T asks SS to talk in pairs and say which phrase is about who. T sets a time limit and then write their predictions on the board. Then T tell about the reading.

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

T have SS in tow groups. Paragraphs of the reading and their topics are on the wall. T asks SS to match the titles (questions) to the correct paragraph (answer). After they finish,T gives the answers to the SS, and they'll see which group wins.

While-Reading #2 (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

T gives the text to the SS and asks them to read individually. T sets a time limit and when it is over asks them to do exercise 1, in pairs. Then gives them the correct answers.

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

T have SS in 2 groups to do 'what's the question...?' game. Then gives each group a set of sentences which are questions of some answers. T stands in front of the class and shows one answer ( on paper or write on the board ), then SS have to find the question as quickly as possible, the group that finds it sooner gain a point. The winner is the group with the higher score. This activity is a review of Wh questions with past to be verbs (their grammar lesson from the last section).

Freer Practice (10-11 minutes) • To practice TL

T have SS in two groups and asks them to write three sentences about their past (sentences should start with 'I was good at...' 'I was bad at...' 'My favorite subject was...'). Then asks each group to crumple the papers and put them into a packet and switch their packets. They open the packet ( which is from the other group) and read each paper and they guess who this paper belongs to. For each correct guess they get a point, and the group with higher point is the winner.

Error correction (2 minutes) • To correct SS mistakes

T corrects the mistakes(if there were any) SS made during speaking practice. T writes the mistakes on the board and asks SS to correct them.

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