Lesson "STORIES"

Ким Д. Е., учитель английского языка1 Сентября, 2012 11:28

Aims: to represent reading strategies

          to introduce and discuss types of stories and books

          to develop reading skills and habits by means of different stories

          to make sure of students’ comprehension of the text and its idea

Aids: computers, multimedia devices, software (Power Point Presentation).

Lesson procedure


  • to talk about the books students had read before this class
  • to learn frequency and the kinds of books they usually read
  • to discuss importance of reading today


  • Introduction of the theme ‘Stories’
  • Discussion of the types of stories /short story, true life drama, history facts/events, fantasy/.
  • What kind of books people usually read? Discuss it, why.
  • Use examples given below to express a personal preference

Story #1: ‘Money Talks’ by O. Henry.

Pre-reading activities:

  • Look at the drawing in the story. Which of these things do you think it is about?

a) money problems

b) love

c) a son's problems with his father

d) love and money

  • Students are asked to explain their answers.
  • Read the 1st paragraph and learn what it is about.


  • Listen to the story and fill in the gaps /50 blanks/. Use a worksheet you’re given.


  • Exchange papers with your partner.
  • Find and correct a mistake.
  • Reading one by one. 

Post-reading activities:

  • True or False Task.
  • Express your point of view
  • Grammar Point /define a tense in the sentence/.

Story #2: ‘Elizabeth I’

Pre-reading activities:

  • Discuss. Who are the great leaders in your country’s history?
  • Look at the photo and describe a lady you can see.
  • There is a BOX in the upright hand corner. There are some tips that are good to students to use.

Reading activity:

Read this story yourselves and obtain information.

Post-reading activities:

  • There are some words in the text that are outlined with a number of the line.
  • Find these words in the text. Use the Reading Strategies and guess the correct meaning.

Example: 'sailed': This is a verb. Perhaps it means 'went' or 'travelled'.

In the sixteenth century there were no aeroplanes - probably 'C'

Listening activity:

  • Listen to a new information about Elizabeth I
  • Fill in the gaps

Comprehension check:

  • In pairs /in a chain make sure that you’ve written a right word
  • True or False Task
  • Work in pairs. Do not look up. Tell your partner facts from the text.

 Story #3: ‘True Life Drama’

Pre-reading activities:

  • Look at the pictures and guess what this story is about.
  • Situation and causes

Reading process:

One or two minutes are offered to reading

 Post-reading activities:

  • Read the magazine story. Match the paragraphs with the appropriate titles.

    a) Memory shock

    b) Quiet Evening Ruined

    c) Immediate Action

    d) Passengers Walk To Safety

    e) Bravery Award
  • How would you describe Liz Pursey's character?
  • How do you think she felt during the rescue and after it?

Story #4: ‘Sergeant Harris’

  • Complete a story putting a verb into Past and Past Continuous Tense.
  • Check up a story in pairs/exchange
  • Choose the best title for the story.
  • Try to explain Why.
  • Use the text to help you.

Vocabulary Notes and Practice:

  • Match the best verb from 1-14 to a-n. Draw the lines and check with your partner


Recollecting a theme and its pieces

  1. What did you learn?
  2. What was interesting?
  3. What kinds of stories did you learn today?
  4. Which story did you like most?

Check your progress

You will have a test. It has about 15 questions concerning the stories you’ve already read.

Home task assigning: Write a composition.

“A book is like a frigate in the life”.


Lesson "STORIES"