Ufuk yılmaz Ufuk yılmaz

B1 level


In this lesson, students practice the grammar they have learned in previous lesson in a listening text. But they do a fair bit of vocabulary, reading, and speaking as well


Abc lexis match HO 1
Abc Gap-fill HO
Abc Gap-fill HO answer key 2
Abc Gist reading HO titles & text

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about child athletes in the context of olympics

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of adejtives of ambition in the context of olympics


Ss Speak and Brainstorm. 3 (5-7 minutes) • Get students to think before they are given the vocabulary.

T asks: 'Who is the most famous athlete in the world'. Students say maybe 1 or 2 words. T asks: Is he hardworking T puts them in groups of 3 and tells students to write down every single adjective that they can think of in that describe this athlete. For FB, T asks pairs to exchange papers and read out every adjective they have been able to find.

Lexis. Ss match. 1 (5-8 minutes) • Clarify words

T hands out HOs that contain the lexis and their definitions. ICQs. 5 minutes. groups of 3. At the end of 5 minutes, T asks them to swap their answers and check again. T than writes the answers on the board, drills, shows stress.

Reading. Ss gist read. R1 (5-7 minutes) • To get students to do a gist reading and prepare them for the reading

T hands out 3 titles and a text. T tells students to read the titles. T then asks students to read and choose the most appropriate title. T asks them to share their answer with their pair. WCFB.

Gist Listening (5-7 minutes) • To let students listen to the talk without too much to do at first

T asks Ss to listen to the text with the 2 very simple questions in mind: Which 2 sports they talk about and whether the psychologist thinks the child star phenomenon is a positive or a negative phenomenon.

Listening for detail (5-7 minutes) • let students practice their listening skills

T hands out the 6 points and asks Ss to read them. T says he will play the recording again. FB: pair check. WCFB. If students seem they didn't get any one of the points, T plays it again from his list of minutes.

Post-listening (10-11 minutes) • fill time. Ask Ss to practice production after reception

T puts Ss in pairs of 2 and asks them to write an answer to the question: 'What sacrifices do athletes have to make to succeed these days and is it worth it? What do you think about the issue?'

If time Lexis. Ss convert. 2 (4-6 minutes) • Convert the adjectives into nouns

T hands students the answer key to the previous activity, which is at the same time designed as a table to fill. Students are asked to fill the table, making the adjectives nouns. For feedback, T asks groups to swap. At the end, T hands out an answer key.

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