Discover NYC

jerome0901 2017-06-04 19:25:06

This is a series of four reading comprehension sheets, all of relatively the same level of difficulty, introduced with a short reading activity. They come with a Notes Sheet aimed for the students to take notes, first as a group, and then individually, listening to other groups presenting their work to the class.

It starts with a very short reading comprehension, aimed as an introduction - to create a need to find out more information about NYC. Further down you can read more of my lesson planning.

On the first lesson, students read the introductory e-mail, then work in groups on different topics.

On the second lesson, I give them one photocopy per group of my handwritten answers - photocopies that I collect back at the end of the marking time; so they must mark their work themselves. After marking their work, they 1) get some sentences ready and 2) present their work to the class, who is taking notes. During the presentation, as the class is taking notes, I tend to ask for only one person per group to speak, one to write difficult words on demand, and a third one to check the information being given.


1. Type of document? ==> an e-mail. Not a spam or a fraud!
Who? ==> from Betsey Brandon to English students
Where? ==> In NYC; in “the Big Apple”.
When? ==> During Spring Break
How long? for a week-end

RECAP ==> Betsey Brandon is writing to tell English students that they have won a week-end in NYC, during Spring Break!

2. What do we need to do, now? // What must we do, now?
==> Read the information enclosed, so we can PLAN our trip.


What can you do / see / visit in New York?
==> Loads of things to do and places to go.

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This downloadable printable is best suited for high school students at Pre-intermediate (A2) and Intermediate (B1) level. It is useful for honing your students' Reading skills.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by jerome0901 under the iSLCollective Copyright License

Upload date: 2017-06-04 19:25:06

Author: jerome0901

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jerome0901 is from/lives in France and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2012-01-26 16:55:49. jerome0901 last logged in on 2019-01-14 17:23:42, and has shared 25 resources on iSLCollective so far.

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