Lena Kavlak Lena Kavlak

Typically British
Elementary level


In this lesson students brainstorm what is typically Russian and typically British first, then they read the text "Typically British" and discuss it.


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Main Aims

  • To develop students' reading skills

Subsidiary Aims

  • To activate their speaking skills based on the text


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

In pairs students brainstorm what is typically Russian: people, food, sigts, culture. After compare it to the whole class Students answer some questions about Russians

Pre-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Students do ex.1 from SB. Check it with audo Students look at the picture and decide what is typically British

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

Read the text quickly and find the answers to the previous activity

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Pre-teach the key Vocabulary Students read the text and underline the three things which are similar in your country and the three things which are different. They discuss it with a partner

Post-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Discuss their answers as a whole class. Find the plurals for: man, woman, child, person. Brainstorm what else is typically British

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