Mandana Mandana

TP #7 Listening / Vocab
Elementary level


In this lesson students will learn about three and four digit numbers. They will listen to an audio about escalators in Hong Kong. They will listen for gist and details (2 times) to each audio and at the end they speak about cities of turkey and interesting facts and numbers about them


Abc cut-ups (Numbers)

Main Aims

  • To provide listening for gist and also specific information in context of transportation and big numbers.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of big numbers in the context of transportation


Warmer (2-4 minutes) • To introduce the context of the lesson to students and make them interested

T divides the class into two groups gives each student a number, Students need to find their match fro the other group. e.g fifty matches with 50. Students know the numbers smaller than 100 and can read the number and find their match. They will warm up for the numbers and sit next to new people.

Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To get the students understand the meaning of thousand and hundred

Students will sit with their pairs from the warmer activity and find the bigger number in each pair in Ex.1 It is very important to demonstrate this activity. They may think of it as a matching activity just like what they have done during the warm up. Ask the students to write the words in numbers. Students check their answers with the answer key. T drills some of the numbers from this activity and focus on connected speech and stress, especially for -teen numbers and grades of ten. e.g.. thirteen/thirty T writes a) two thousand and b) two thousands on the boars ask the class to choose the correct one and points out that there is no S at the end of it, same for hundred.

Pre teach vocab (2-3 minutes) • To help the students get prepared for the listening

Student match the words and pictures in pairs. check their answer with the answer key. T drills the words.

Listening for gist (2-3 minutes) • Students listen for a global understanding

T asks students to listen and choose one of the following phrases as the subject of this listening a) Working days b) The longest escalator c) Hong Kong is crowded Students listen and check in pairs. T gives them the answer (b)

Listening for details (4-6 minutes) • Students listen for specific information and focus on the details

T gives the students 30 Sec. to read the information. Students will listen to the audio for the second time and match numbers to the information. students check their answers in pairs and then T writes the answers on the board.

Mini post-listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide speaking on the subject

Before they start listening to the next audio tell them what an 'interview' is and ask them to interview their partners with these questions: a) Do you like escalators? b) How often do you use escalators? c) Name a long escalator. d) How many meters is it? T needs to demo this activity, and maybe write an example on the board. Students start talking and T wipes the sentences off the board.

Listening for gist (2-4 minutes) • Students listen for a global understanding

T writes the question on the board: Who is the commuter, the man or the woman? T CCQs the meaning of commuter before they start listening: -Do commuters go to work? (yes) -Do they go back home in the evening? (yes) -Do commuters use the bus? (yes) -How about metro? (yes) Students listen, check their answers in pairs and T writes the answer on the board.

Listening for details (3-4 minutes) • Students listen for specific information and focus on the details

T explains the activity on the board, students listen and answer. They check their answers in pairs and T hands out the answer key.

Post-listening (speaking) (4-6 minutes) • Students can speak and use the information they have received.

T gives half of the class cards with name of a city on it and tell the students to talk to a partner guess these information about that city: -the number of people in that city -the number of cars in that city -the number of escalators -the number of commuters T helps them to make the first question, they ask and the other partner answers,

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