Sabina Sabina

Teaching practice 6
Beginner, A1 level


In this lesson, SS will be working on reading skills in the context of a good neighbourhood, and do a speaking activity practising asking question and giving short answers.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a dialog about a family looking for a new flat in the context of a good neighbourhood

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a dialog in the context of a good neighbourhood


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

Show a book and say: "What's this?" - "A book." - "Where can I buy it?" - "In a bookshop." -"Right! There is a big bookshop in my neighbourhood. (Draw "A good neighbourhood"on the WB) There is also a clothes shop, a hospital and there are a lot of houses. What else is there in a good neighbourhood?" (T-S) Make SS think in pairs (PW) and in turns come up to the WB and write a suggestion. (SS - WB)

Pre-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Put the picture of a couple on the WB, SS - think what is in the picture (who are that people and what they are doing?); elicit SS's ideas about the couple (married, how many years, etc.). Elicit "estate agent", "flat"; concept check.

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

Tell the SS they are going to read a text about a couple talking to an estate agent. SS read the dialog and ask the question "What is the problem?" (Solo). When finished, SS discuss their suggestions (PW), and then tell the answer to WC.

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

SS do the ex. 2 (solo), and check (PW). For FB: put letters "T" and "F" on two sides of the WB and tell the SS when they hear the number of a question they come up to one of the letters. (WC)

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

Group the SS by numbering so as there are different pairs. SS do ex. 3 (solo), then check it in pairs. For FB: divide them into 2 groups. Tell SS they will need to run to the WB, correct the sentence to make it true and go back to their group and pass the marker to another SS. The group which finishes the first wins.

Controlled speaking practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide accuracy speaking and recycle vocabulary

SS play the game (see attachments)

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