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Amazing achievements
Upper - Intermediate, B2 level

Description

In this lesson, listen and talk about a general achievement. The lesson starts with a warm up activity, which is eliciting information about the people in the pictures. Then students try to find an example for each title to the given list of achievements and then decide on which of these achievements are the work of one person or collective human achievements. This is followed by a listening for specific details where students listen and answer the questions. When the listening task is done, the students do a pair work speaking activity about achievements focusing on useful language phrases. Finally, the students talk about which achievement is amazing and why as a wrap up activity.

Materials

Abc Pictures (google images)
Abc HO
Abc Listening track

Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is integrated skills - listening and speaking. Students will have the opportunity to listen and talk about a general achievement.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce related phrases and listening for specific detail.

Procedure

Warm up (3-5 minutes) • To set the context and engage the students

- Focus the Ss on the pictures and ask to describe who / what they can see.

Lead - in (9-12 minutes) • To prepare the Ss for the for the listening and speaking

- Set the activity ex. 1 pg. 56 - Do the first example with the class - Put the Ss in pairs and allow time to do the activity - Monitor and help if necessary - Ask the Ss move around and compare answers. Tell them to change their answers if they hear a better one. - Put Ss back in their groups - Ask them to discuss the qeustion in ex. 2 - Monitor and help if necesssary

Listening (6-8 minutes) • To listen for specific details

- Ask th Ss to read the questions in ex. 3, pg. 56. - Play the recording and remind the Ss they don't need to write full sentences - Pause after each speaker - Put them in pairs to compare their answers - Play the recording again for them to check

Freer practice - ,speaking (10-15 minutes) • to encourage the Ss to talk about achievements

- Put th Ss in pairs - Set a time limit for them to decide on a topic. - Ask Ss to plan their talk in their pairs and tell them they only need to come up with one achievement. - Monitor and help if necessary ( a few mins later) - Draw Ss attention to useful language and go over useful language phrases - Encourage them to add and use the phrases in their story - Change pairs making sure every Ss will hear a new story - Get Ss to listen to each other's achievement story and encourage them to ask further questions. - Monitor if necessary

Wrap up (3-5 minutes) • To have Ss reflect on and evaluate what was learnt

- Ask Ss to give their ideas about which story they find most amazing and why

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