Abdul Abdal Abdul Abdal

Listening and Reading on 24/7 Services
Beginners level


This is a listening and reading lesson in which students will learn on how to listen on 24/7 services. As a lead-in students will start by reading a text about 24/7 services and find out four examples of places of work and four expressions that gives the meaning of 24/7. The emphasis will be on pre, while and post listening exercises.


Abc audi script, Questions to reorder, a quiz,whiteboard, boardmarker

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with enough listening tasks based activities to enable them to get a general overview and specific details of the 24/7 services.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The reading text of 24/7 services will be the lead-in activity to the lesson.


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will write on the board 24/7 and ask Ss to guess it's meaning or what the numbers refer to? T may also show a picture or two to arouse Ss interests. CCQs - Is it hours? is it days? Possible answers - 24/7 means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ss read text about 24/7 services and find and underline four examples of places of work and four expressions that mean 24/7. Ss will do peer feedback on the answers, meaning on words or phrases. T ask Ss to look at four pictures on P 39 and ask them to name each place and related jobs where the people work.Let them discuss with their partner and check their answers. T say to Ss that they are going to listen to four people talking about the places. T use ICQ to elicit Ss to number the pictures in order. Answer key - 1 d. 2 c. 3 a. 4 b.

Pre-Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will handout matching activitiy. Ss will do it PW. Ss will match the places of work with their opening and closing times. For example - a hospital - 24/7 a bookshop - 5:00 pm until the complete the matching. T will monitor the PW and ask Ss to give peer feedback. T will introduce some new vocabulary and recycle old ones for the introduction to the listening activity. T will give a handout of the pre-vocabulary activity and ask for peer feedback. T will monitor the activity and feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T will explain this task as follow: Focus on general info First T will handout the listening text to Ss then T will ICQ Ss to listen to the audio recording to get some general over view of the text which is in the conversation. and clearly point to them that after listening they will answer some general questions of what they were listening. T will ICQ to listen carefully to get the answers right. After the listening is over, T will handout the question paper to Ss. Ss will answer individually and give peer feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Focus will be on detail info T will again ask Ss to listen to all the details in the listening audio because after the listening T will hand them another details set of questions which they need to answer individually as listening is done individually. then compare their answers with their partners. T will monitor and the activity and the feedback.

Post-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

In order to produce TL and review the Ss listening skills, T will show the following headline and elicit some discussion. Source: "Twice as many Tescos open 24/7 as police stations"Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/

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