Yasser Yasser

Things(personal possessions)
Pre-intermediate A2 level


In this lesson students learn about some personal possessions vocabulary before they listen to text about two women talking things they really wanted when they were younger.That is followed by a discussion between students talking about things they wanted when they were younger.


Abc Matching handout
Abc Copies of Page 106 - Straightforward-Pre-intermediate level
Abc CD 2.40-2.41
Abc Questions based on the Listening text

Main Aims

  • To improve students receptive skills(Listening) by making them skim listen and after that scan listen it. And that is followed by a productive task where students produce based on the text they listened to.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To clarify some vocabulary words related to personal possessions and make students practice them.


Stage 1(Lead-in) (5-6 minutes) • Teach a keyword:things

-Write theses sentences on the board: Could I have one of those......please? When I go on holiday, I like to take all my favourite....with me. What are the green .....in the window? I remember a time when...........were very different. Do you know where I left my.....? - Students work in pairs. -Write students suggestions for those gaps on the board. - Tell students to find just one word that fits every gap. - The answer is "things" - Point out to students that the word "things" can be used instead of all words the students first suggested.

Stage 2 (3-5 minutes) • To elicit the vocabulary through matching exercise

-The teacher puts the students into pairs. - The teacher gives the instructions of the matching exercise. - The teacher distributes the handout. - The teacher makes students check the answers with their partners. - The teacher does a feedback.

Stage 3 (6-8 minutes) • Students discuss using the language

- The teacher puts students into groups. - The teacher distributes copies of page 106 and read the questions in number 2 and make students discuss in their groups. - The teacher monitors students. -The teacher does a whole class feedback. -Then the teacher puts the students into pairs and make them ask and answer the questions the questions in number 3. - The teacher monitors them. - The teacher does a whole class feedback.

Stage 4 • Lead-in and pre-teaching blocking vocabulary of the listening text.

- The teacher shows students pictures of old car, phone, credit card, and a computer (on page 106) and ask them when were these things fashionable? - The teacher tries to elicit some words from the text like: pay, independence, impress and permission, the teacher talks about meaning, pronunciation and form and ask CCQs (Language Analysis-Vocabulary).

Stage 5 (5-6 minutes) • The students skim listen the text.

- The teacher tells students that they will hear two women talking about things they really wanted when they were younger and they must choose which of the four items in the pictures they talk about. -The students listen to the text. - The teacher makes them pair-check before answering, then does the feedback.

Stage 6 (6-8 minutes) • The students scan listen the text looking for some specific information

-The teacher tells students that they will listen to the text again more closely this time to try to decide those sentences(in the worksheet) related to whom Susan or Katy. - The teacher distributes the the worksheet. - The students listen again. - They check the answers in their groups. - The teacher does a whole class feedback.

Stage 7 (4-6 minutes) • Students produce based on the listening text.

- Students discuss with a partner what they really wanted when they were younger and whether they got it. - Allow students a little thinking time before talking. - The teacher monitors students. - The teacher does a whole class feedback.

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