I took a CD-rom from the British Council stand at the IATEFL in Glasgow last year. This CDrom takes you to a website where you can find a pre-reading task, a fictional text, audiorecording of the text and some post-reading tasks.
The materials with stories that I have checked so far all follow the same procedure:
- Before you read the story, do an activity that tests your knowledge of artists
- Read the story
- Do a comprehension activity
- Do a vocabulary activity
Listen to the story
- Download story with activities (pdf 96kb)
- Download story (pdf 62kb)
A great way to see how key words are filtered out before reading a story, which is something my students often find hard to get completely right when they have to make a lesson plan for a reading or listening lesson.
Unfortunately the link above only works with the CDrom, so here are direct links to some of the stories and the preparation and tasks:
For mor see menu ‘Relevant content’ in the right margin on the page.