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Reading lesson plans: Banking

Type: General lesson plan

Jackie McAvoy asks students to think about banking.


Skills: Reading skills including matching people with their comments and identifying the advantages and disadvantages of banking. Follow on activities include role-playing a 'time bank' system.

Upper intermediate

Skills: Reading skills including reading the first lines of each paragraph to get the gist of a text and recognizing the role of pronouns. Follow on activities including role-playing a 'barter' system.

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  • Hello,
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  • Hi Brillantebella,
    The tasks for the upper-intermediate level text are described in the teacher's notes and do not require a separate worksheet. The elementary level includes a separate worksheet, and that is the extra resource included above.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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