Selin Sadikoglu Selin Sadikoglu

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice reading skills and learn to identify key points in a text about relationships. The lesson starts with a short discussion about life partners to develop speaking fluency. This is followed by a preview of vocabulary regarding relationships that will appear in the text. The teacher will then call upon different students to read each part of the text aloud. As a wc, some comprehension questions will then be completed. Next, students will be asked to read the text individually and complete more reading comprehension questions. The answers will be discussed firstly between pairs and then as a wc. Lastly, the students will do a speaking activity, monitored by the teacher, that involves describing their most precious photo to a classmate. (If time allows, volunteer students will share their ideas/discussion with the class.)


Abc Photos
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Reading and Comprehension Worksheet on Relationships
Abc Vocabulary Handout

Main Aims

  • Reading to identify main points

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking, fluency


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

Teacher shows students a picture of someone to special them. Teacher briefly explains how/where they met. Teacher then asks the students what they think is the best way to meet a life partner or new friends. Teacher writes a few of the students ideas on the board and then asks the students to vote on which one they think is the best.

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

Teacher previews important vocabulary that will appear in the reading. Teacher puts the words on the wb with their definitions.

While-Reading #1 (15-20 minutes) • The aim is for students to learn proper pronounciation while reading/hearing a text read by a peer and for students to gain an initial understanding of the reading.

Volunteer students will be chosen by the teacher to read each of the four sections of the reading out loud to the class. Teacher will correct any improper pronounciation. After each paragraph, the answer to exercise one on the worksheet will be discussed as a class.

While-Reading #2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Go over exercise number two instructions with students and the example question. Ask students to read the text over individually and answer exercise two questions on their own. Ask students to go over answers with a partner. Teacher checks questions as a wc.

Post-Reading (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask students to discuss in pairs about a photograph they carry around them and why. If they have a photo with them they can talk about this. If not they can describe a photo they have.

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