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Lecture / taking notes
Upper - Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, the students will practise listening for taking notes of key information in the context of attending a lecture. The lesson will start with a warm up activity and continues with a short discussion around situations in which students take notes and the kind of information they jot down. Following this, students will be provided with an example of notes taken by a student in a lecture about Maria Montessori's biography to show them techniques for taking notes, before listening to the second part of the lecture and take their own notes. Prior to the listening, the teacher will check the meaning of some words and this is followed by a controlled activity by filling the gaps with abbrevations.As for the main task, students will listen to the recording and use the techniques learned before to take their own notes, which will be shared with colleagues afterwards. Finally the students will have group discussion on Maria Montessori's role in education as post - listening.


Abc Taking notes ppt
Abc Gap - fill handout (New Cutting Edge Upper-Intermediate Workbook pg.48 /ex.13

Main Aims

  • • To practise listening for taking notes of key information in the context of a lecture

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process of writing practice in the context of biographical notes


Warm up (2-3 minutes) • to introduce main topic

- play hangman game with some words about lecture or abbrevations

Lead - in (1-3 minutes) • to engage the students to the context of the lesson

- ask some discusion questions.

Presentation (10-15 minutes) • To prepare the Ss for listening and elicit information about taking notes

- show the Ss some examples of taken notes by a student and try to elicit what they are - Presents examples about taking effective lecture notes. - Asks the Ss if they know the women in the picture. - Elicits from them information about her; - Put them in pairs - Set the activity 1 notes taken by a student in a lecture about Maria Montessori's biography, to identify techniques used by the student in the HO. - Elicit the answers from students as feedback. - Introduce abbrevations in the lecture notes - Energizer about abbrevations.

Controlled Practice (2-4 minutes) • to check the understanding of using abbrevations

- Give instructions about the practice activity. - Put Ss in pairs - Hand out the HO - Hand out the answer key

Post - Listening (15-20 minutes) • To To provide students with more challenging detailed listening and provide training in note taking

- Tell Ss that they need to focus on listening for detail, and take notes as best they can. - - Tell them it may seem difficult but that I will play the recording more than once. Tell that that trying to implement the techniques the learned about it the previous activity will help with this if they can. - Play the audio track about Maria Montessori - Give them 1 min or 2 to read their notes. - Put them in pairs - Have the Ss swap notes with theirpartner and see if they had less or more information, -- Ask the Ss if they found the techniques useful and if the notes were good, or could be better as feedback

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