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Making decisions about going on a diet.
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will listen to a conversation about going on a diet. The main aim is listening in this 45 minutes lesson. Before the listening, students will talk about their eating habits and they are going to answer to some questions and have a discussion. Next step is listening for gist and scan. Finally, they are going to listen and put the sentences in order, to focus on meaning and listening comprehension. Lastly, they are going to talk about themselves in a group about how is it possible to loose weight and be in a good shape then, they are going to talk about different foods and which one is healthier.


Abc Multiple choice item
Abc pictures
Abc flashcards
Abc put in order

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed in the context of diet

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of eating habits and being in a good shape also, practice first conditional grammar


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

In this stage students will look at the pictures and talk about about their eating habits in a group. they are going to see the pictures on the board and guess the topic, then they are going to talk about these questions in their group. 1- Do you like all the food? which one you don't like? 2-What did you drink/ eat yesterday? 3- What is the typical food in your country? 4- Do you eat out a lot? How important is food in your life? 5- Are you careful about what you eat? 6- Who has the healthiest diet in your group? Teacher will elicit answers and asks them if they have ever been on a diet and if they were successful. Teacher will elicit pounds, loose/ gain weight, go on a diet and motivation. Instruction: Take a look at the picture please, and tell me what are they about. 2- Talk in your group and answer these questions. 3 minute. ICQ: group or alone?

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

In this stage students will listen and choose the best picture that describe the listening. the purpose is to get the gist of the listening and the whole idea. Instruction: listen and choose the best picture on the board please. Then they will listen again and answer 4 multiple questions in order too scan. the questions are: 1. Why did they start talking about dieting? They looked at themselves in the mirror They need to lose weight for a school dance party They saw a skinny girl that was on a diet They saw a picture of a skinny model 2. How many different diets has one of the girl been on? 1 3 4 Too many to count 3. Why is one girl reluctant to go on a diet? Does feel she needs to Likes to eat ice cream too much Just completed one diet and wants a break Doesn't think she can benefit from a diet 4. When are they going to start? Very soon, probably tomorrow Very soon, next week Next month after school is over During summer Instruction: please listen again and answer these questions alone. check your answers in pair. check on the board.

While-Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Finally students are going to take notes of what do they remember individually then, check in pairs. After that students will listen to the track for the third time and they will check their answers also they are supposed to find a word or a phrase with the closest meaning. The teacher will provide the meaning on the board.The words are "here and there, appealing, overweight, right away, back some one up". Lastly, students are going to summarize the story and use those word and guess what will happen next? Teacher will get feedback. Instruction: 1- take notes alone. what do you remember? 2- check in pair. 3- listen again and find suitable words for these meanings. 4- tell the story again with your partner and use these words. 5- what will happen next? guess the story in group. ICQs: take notes alone or in pair? ( alone) are you going to find the words or meanings? ( words) CCQs: does overweight mean fat or thin? (fat) is it polite or impolite? ( polite) here and there means different places or one place? ( different) appealing means interesting or awful? (interesting) right away: now or later? (now) back some one up: help, support some body or ........? ( support)

Post-Reading/Listening (8-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

for freer practice students will talk in group if they have ever been on a diet or they tried to be in a good shape, give each other some advice. ( if you eat less fast food, you will loose weight) If we had time, teacher will give students a menu and they will discuss if they are healthy or not and why. they need to give reasons for that.

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