A typical pre-text stage tries to harness a link between students own lives and experiences and the topic in question

A typical pre-text stage tries to harness a link between students own lives and experiences and the topic in question. Storytelling, visual, student comments or anecdotal responses on the topic itself. This is often called a “Lead-in”.
In this case a “lead-in” could be talking about tiredness, stress thourgh study or balancing study and work or just a sense of feeling overwhelmed from time to time. This would then be associated with diet and a discussion held the impact of foods on our bodies.
Attention needs to be paid on the main language used by the text, vocabulary needs to be elicited, modelled, concept checked, drilled, re-elicited, board up, identifying parts of speech and word stress and intonation.
A focus question needs to be set for the reading? A focus question is a simple question which students can find the answer to by skimming the text. Answers to focus questions usually lie at the end of text passage so that students read through passage and get an idea of content.