Reading in a lesson or for homework
TaskBelow are six outlines of different reading lessons. Click on the link to view the text.
For each plan, decide whether or not it’s better for the learner(s) to read the text in the lesson or for homework, and why. Think about:
- the age of the learner
- whether or not the learner will need support
- how much reading needs to be done
- how lesson time is best spent.
|A class of six B2-level adult learners preparing for their B2 First exam.||A paragraph from a longer article about ballet. View the document||Identify examples of referencing words in the paragraph and what they refer to. Identify examples of substitution in the paragraph and what is being substituted.|
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|One B1-level teenage learner aged 15.||An article about a summer camp. View the document||Answer a set of short-answer questions and then select the best summary of the article.|
|One pre-A1-level young learner aged 7.||A set of true/false statements about a picture. View the document||Decide if sentences are true or false.|
|A class of young learners aged 9.||A set of questions and answers. View the document||Match each question with its answer.|
|A class of four B2+ level adult learners.||Two different reviews of a film that has just been released. [View Review A] [View Review B]||A jigsaw reading task, i.e. each student reads one article and identifies what the writer sees as the film’s strengths and weaknesses. Each student then works with a student who has read the other article and they share their information, comparing answers.|
|One B1-level adult Business English learner.||A short text about the mobile phone industry. View the document||Identify two adverbs of attitude (i.e. admittedly/undoubtedly) and work out their meaning.|
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