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The race into Space
Intermediate level


sts will practise their receptive skill of reading integrated with the productive skill of speaking in the context of space tourism.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about travelling to space in the context of space tourism

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of space tourism.


lead in (3-4 minutes) • To generate interest and introduce the context for reading

Teacher will Show the Picture and make sts discuss about it in pairs.

pre-teaching vocab. (7-8 minutes) • to familiarize the sts with the words related to the reading text.

sts will match the meanings with the definitions in pairs through mingling. If they have difficulty T will clarify the meanings through asking CCQs.

prediction (2-3 minutes) • to activate schemata and prepare sts for the text.

t will Show the title of the article and sts will predict what the article is about and discuss in pairs.

Skimming (reading for gist) (2-3 minutes) • to get general understanding of the text.

After prediction T will give the text and STS will read the text to get the main idea and if their predictions were right or not. than discuss in pairs. T sets a time limit of 1 minute to read.There is WC feedback.

while reading- reading for specific information. (6-7 minutes) • to find specific information within the text.

Sts will be given the HO and find what the numbers and dates refer to. they will check their answers in pairs.

While reading- reading for details. (12-14 minutes) • for sts to gain a deeper, more understanding of the text.

T will give HO . Students will answer true false sentences and complete the sentences in order to get deeper understanding. then they will check their answers in pairs and groups.

speaking activity (7-8 minutes) • to give a chance to the students to discuss with their partners in order to improve their speaking skills.

T will make the students 2 groups if the number of them is enough. if not they will be only one group or do the activities in pairs. . T will give the HO on which the opinions are written. there will bw 4 different opinions .Each student will talk about one of these opinions and support the idea. they will discuss in groups.There will be whole class feedback.

BACK UP (4-5 minutes) • If there is time left sts will practise their speaking skills in the context of space tourism.

T gives questions to the students they will ask and discuss the questions in pairs.

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