Armagan Armagan

Reading Skills
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will develop their vocabulary and work on intensive reading, using scanning and gist reading. Students will be using cut up exercises to match vocabularies and they will then work on their reading skills.


Abc Cutting Edge Elementary - Life in Britain
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Main Aims

  • To provide students with different reading skills using gist reading, scan reading and close reading.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To expand SS vocabulary
  • To provide speaking practice


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To introduce students to new vocabulary used in P28, Ex 3

Ask the SS what an 'opposite' is. İf students don't know, use the examples given in page 28 to help explain. Using visual aids (pictures on the board) elicit responses as to what the new vocabulary could be.

Pre-reading activity (3-6 minutes) • To test students' understanding of new vocabulary

Have SS in two groups of three and give them the cut outs, they will match the opposite meaning words.

Pre-reading activity (3-5 minutes) • Students will assume things about daily life in Britain

Ask SS to write down 3 things they assume happen in daily life in Britain.

Gist Reading (3-6 minutes) • SS will use the new vocabulary learned to gist read

Using Page 28, SS will gist read 'Life İn Britain' and see if their assumptions are accurate. Tell SS they do not have to read every word, but just check to see if their assumptions are correct. Students will work in pairs.

Detailed Reading (5-10 minutes) • To provide students the ability to use the new vocabulary learned

Have SS work in pairs or small groups to fill in the blanks in 'Life İn Britain' using the new vocabulary learned. Have SS tell each other (group talking to other group) what their answers are. For example ''Group one, tell Group two what school life is like in Britain''

Detailed Reading 2 (6-13 minutes) • To have SS close read the text

Give SS 5 questions about the text to answer from reading it again. Have a self-check of the answers (answer key on whiteboard)

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