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Listening and Functional Language in the context of a Doctors appointment
A2 level


In this lesson students will be practicing their listening skills by listening to two people having a conversation with their doctor.They then answer a number of questions to see whether they understood the gist of the listening and could find some specific content. They will also be practicing functional language in this context, as they pinpoint certain phrases either a doctor a patient would say. Finally they produce the language as they role play being doctors and patients.


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Main Aims

  • The main aim is for the students to practice their listening skills and the sub skill of understanding the gist in the context of a doctors appointment.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The subsidiary aim is for the students to practice functional language in the context of a doctors appointment.


Stage 1 Lead in (7-10 minutes) • To create the context of a doctors appointment and to personalise the context to the students

Firstly we will use the projector to show a short 10 second video of a person entering a doctors office and starting a conversation about his health. As a whole class the students will be asked what the video who the people in the video were (doctor and patient) and what was happening (doctors appointment) One this is established students will have a short time to speak to each other in pairs about their experiences with doctors appointments and what they think about doctors in Turkey. This similar to exercise 3 in the listening section but has been moved to the beginning to personalise the context.

Stage 2 ( Listening Excercise with answering questions about gist) (12-15 minutes) • Students to practice listening to a conversation between a doctor and a patient and understand the gist of the conversation as well as pick up some specific information.

The students will listen to the first short conversation between a doctor and patient and have to answer what the patients symptoms and treatment was. They will get two chances to listen. The students will pair check and we will check as a whole class. We will then repeat this for another conversation between a doctor and a patient.

Stage 3 ( Gap fill excercise to fill in a conversation between doctor and patient) (5-7 minutes) • To practice using vocabulary and relevant language in context.

Students will receive a gap fill exercise based on the conversation they listened. They will complete it in pairs and then check. We will check the answers as a class.

Stage 4 (Functional language examples to be put in to the correct category) (5-7 minutes) • For students to practice functional language by reading and categorising relevant functional language

Students will receive an exercise with 10 phrases that are used in a doctors office. As a group they will label them as either doctor or patient depending on who would have said the phrase.

Stage 5 (Gap fill excercise to complete a dialog between a doctor and a patient) (5-7 minutes) • To have a final practice of using relevant language and vocabulary in the context of a dialog between a doctor and a patient.

Students will each receive the gap fill exercise and after filling in the relevant words they will peer check and they will go through the answers with the teacher.

Stage 6 ( Role play in pairs between doctors and patients ) (5-7 minutes) • To produce the functional language the students have learnt throughout the lesson.

Students will be asked to stand up and will be put in to random pairs. They will have equal time to role play being a doctor and a patient.

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