Samantha Hamilton Samantha Hamilton

Listening - Teaching Practice 3
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, student will gain practice listening for gist and for specific information. Students will show their listening skills by correctly completing different activities. New vocabulary will be introduced to the students in order to remove barriers to completion of the activities. Students will also gain the opportunity to practice their productive skills through a a freestyle practice.


Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, student will have developed their ability to listen for gist and detail

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will also gain speaking fluency in the context of bad vacations.


Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To raise interest in the theme of bad vacations and set context for the lesson.

Demostrate by briefly discussing bad vacations.

Prediction (1-3 minutes) • To encourage students to predict and think about the content of the text.

Instruct students to work in pairs to brainstorm things that can go wrong on vacation.

Pre-Teach (5-8 minutes) • To remove some of the barriers to understanding the instructions to completing task.

Convey the meaning of awful and argue 1)Nominate student use situation i.e. accident 2)Divide the class into two big groups. Give instructions, Show visual to elicit awful Write word on the board Elicit form and pronunciation of these two words

Listening for Gist (10-13 minutes) • To develop students ability to comprehend the overall gist of a spoken text.

Inform students of the objective Give instructions for the Activity ----ICQ - Are we listening for specific details? No Give Activity Handouts Play the recording Pair (PC), then then Whole Class Feedback (WCFB)

Listening for Detail (13-13 minutes) • To provide practice in listening for in-depth and specific information.

Give Instructions for the activity - Set the Objective ICQ - Demonstrate the first question of the activity on the board. Handout activity Play recording for the second time Monitor for progress . Check to see if the students answered all of the questions, if necessary, play the recording a second time. Pair Check (PC) and the Whole class feedback (WCFB) - Write answers on the board, nominate students to give answer only. do not read complete sentence.

Productive Task (10-10 minutes) • To personalize topic and to provide speaking practice for fluency.

Each Student plan how to describe their last vacation. Prompts - 1) where did you go? 2) When did you go? 3) How did you get there? 4) How long were you there? Student Describe the vacation to their Partner; The Partner should ask more questions. Monitor for ideas and language. Switch Roles WCFP

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