TP 8b
Pre-Intermediate level


Abc Exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about newspaper headlines in the context of Here is today's news

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of weekly news


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

I will stick some visual samples of news reporters on whiteboard which is related with the context of Here is today's news.Later on, I will ask the students Who are they? Which one is your favourite? after eliciting few ideas, I will ask the students; What is happening in the news these days? very quickly note and discuss it with your partner you have 2 minutes.Start!

Pre-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

At this stage, I am going to write A)Murder Mystery of Dolphin B)Workmen steal Van Gogh C)Police and Protesters D)Tea Can Stop Cancer, and students are going to be asked to think about it.Which one could be the most interesting story?Use your imagination.Take some notes.Discuss it with your partner.After I can ask what they agreed on.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I will ask the sts to take some notes about these questions; ask where are they?Who is talking?Who are the characters?After they will do peer check.This stage will be based on gist-listening.I will distribute the exercises.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

At this stage sts will do scanning for listening.they will do the exercise two.I will put the record again.İt will be a pair work.I am going to play the record again if necessary.After I will distrubute the answer key.Later on peer-checking.

Post-Reading/Listening (5-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

As a last activity,they will be discussing the exercise part 8.The topic will be based on Turkey's agenda.İt will be a pair work.

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