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An Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan On Books and Reading

An Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan On Books and Reading

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce vocabulary around books and reading. Students will learn about technical vocabulary and use this to answer questions and analyze text. You should use this lesson with students at the intermediate level. Specifically, you should use this lesson with students who are looking to improve their speaking skills. Ultimately you will provide students with controlled and free tasks to promote fluency in speaking.

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June 15, 2022

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  2. What do you like to read? Can you retell it?

    What is your favorite story? When did you first discover this story?
  3. Where do you like to read? Do you prefer to

    read in a particular place? Are there any places where you find it impossible to read?
  4. What about these types of books? autobiography foreign literature classic

    literature travel biography self-help Do you read any titles on these topics?
  5. How often does an edition come out? Weekly, monthly or

    quarterly? Do you read any magazines, journals or periodicals? What kind of articles are published in it? Other publications Do you subscribe to any publications?
  6. Authors and writers Which authors are famous in your culture?

    Are his or her books generally available in English? Who is your favorite author? What do you like about his or her stories or writing?
  7. Characters Can you describe this character’s physical characteristics or personality

    traits? Think about your favorite fiction story. Who is your favorite character? Why does this character mean something to you? Do you consider the character to be a hero or a villain? An anti-hero? Or something else?
  8. Discuss this quote ‘I think that the online world has

    actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the screen. That's more reading than people used to do.’ Bill Murray, in an interview with Jessica Lee Jernigan Do people read differently today than a generation ago? Do you read more than your parents used to? Do you read online as well as hard-copy publications? What is your opinion?
  9. Discuss this quote A reader lives a thousand lives before

    he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. George R R Martin Do you believe that an enthusiastic reader has a better or more interesting life than someone who doesn’t enjoy reading?
  10. Some book covers… To which genre does this book belong?

    What kind of book is this? What title would you give it? What is this story about?
  11. And what do you think? Is there a book that

    you just couldn’t finish? Have you ever read a book and then watched the movie? Do you think that any book or author is overrated? Will the Internet eventually make books obsolete? Which books do you recommend to your teacher?