Sara Dehimi Sara Dehimi

Teaching Practice 7
Elemenary level


In this lesson, the students are going to read two texts about weddings in the form of emails. They`re going to learn new vocabulary related to weddings. They`ll have a speaking practice where they talk about when they lqst attended a wedding in a pair work.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading in the context of weddings

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of weddings


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

- To set the context of the lesson and get the student's interest, I'll start the lesson with a small guessing game about the lesson's topic. On the WB, I'll draw a man standing on the top of a ladder in the middle of the sea, with a shark at the end waiting for him. I'll give the students some hints about the word ( there's a lot of music and dancing,..) and the students try to guess the letters of the word " wedding" - In pairs, the students are going to answer some personalized questions about the last wedding they attended.

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

- To pre-teach some wedding vocabulary ( for example, bride, groom,..) and also some anticipated words that occur in the passages in order to make it accessible for the students. -Students read the first passage for gist and try to answer a few questions. Who send the letter and to whom it was sent./ Where's the wedding?

While-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

-Students read the first email and tick the correct answers and correct the false statements according too the email. (activity1 page68). -Students check the answers in pairs and correct the false sentences. - I check the students' understanding of the text by asking: " who's getting married?)

While-Reading 2 (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

- I tell the students that they're going to read a reply from Phil's aunt, Ellen. - Give the students a gist task before they start reading the second email by answer these questions: Is it possible for Phil to rent a motorcycle? / Di he get the directions to get to his aunt`s house? - The students read the letter then answer the four questions accordingly. ( activity2 p68) -Students check their answer in pairs, then as a WC. - I provide the feedback.

Post-Reading (4-5 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-The students are going to pick sentences with ` can/ can`t` and classify them in a table. - In pairs, the students check their answers and then take turns to write those sentences on the WB.

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