Ceyda Eve Mumcuoglu Ceyda Eve Mumcuoglu

Ceyda TP5
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson the students will focus on receptive skills of reading and sub skills gist reading and reading for details. The context of the lesson is about the term ‘masters of the universe’ used to refer to wealthy bankers on wall Street. In this session students will read and test their understanding. The activities that they will work on during the lesson will help them to derive the meaning from the text by reading the small text i.e. gist reading, and also for reading details. Most of the activities will be reading and then students will be discussing after the reading. Apart from the lead in teacher will play a passive role and will be monitoring students for the errors and to provide assistance.


Abc Global Macmillian Upper Intermediate 2011

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about 'The masters of the Universe'.
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about 'The masters of the universe'

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a dicussion in the context of 'The masters of the universe'.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students with the context before reading.

Start with a sentence 'Masters of the Universe' and write it on the board. PW discuss this sentence for a few minutes Finally, ask about their ideas.

Pre- Teaching of Vocabulary- Pre- Reading (5-8 minutes) • To enable students to learn vocabulary which is essential for the reading practice.

Show them pictures. Ask CCQs, get the meaning for the new vocab 'Euphoria, Sumptuous, Bonds and Commission' and then write the words on the board. After that focus on its pronunciation and word stress. Euphoria (n) Euphoric (adj) /yuˈfɔr i ə/. There are three syllables in the word and the stress is on the second. The E and U are juncture Sumptuous (adj) /ˈsʌmp tʃu əs/. There are three syllables and the stress is on the first. Bonds (n) /bɒnd/ Commission (n) /kəˈmɪʃ ən/ Crime-ridden (adj) /ˈkraɪm.rɪ.dən/ Handful (n) /ˈhændfʊl/

While-Reading (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks.

Give the handout including the reading text. Write two questions on the board before they start reading for gist. The questions are: - What are the Masters of the Universe? - Do you think the man is happy? Why? or Why not? Firstly, ask the sts read questions then read the text quickly to find the answers for these questions. Then tell them to discuss their answers with the person next to them. Finally, do whole class feedback.

While-Reading (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks.

Ask them to work in pairs. Ask the students to read the text for a second tine and decide if the sentences are true or false. Also ask them to underline the parts of the text that helped them to answer the questions. Write 1-6 on the board and ask early finishers to write their answers. In feedback elicit the parts of the text that helped them decide.

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

This exercise concept checks some of the more difficult vocabulary in the text and meaning. In pairs students will find the bold words in the exercise and answer the questions.

The 'IF' time (5-8 minutes)

Ask the students in groups to pick 6-8 words from the article and write their own summary.

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