Naima Naima

Listening - Past/Present shopping trends in Britain and Turkey
Pre- Intermediate (A2) level


In this lessons Ss will listen to an interview on past and present shopping trends in Britain. Ss will practice listening for a gist and looking for specific information in the context of "shopping in the present vs shopping in the past". Ss will review some vocabulary (department store, used to, skincare products) and discuss the past/present shopping trends in Turkey, comparing them with the British trends listened to in the interview.


Abc Vocab preteach + Listening
Abc context images

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about changing trends in how men shop in Britain

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of vocabulary (department store, skincare products, used to, nowadays) in the context of past/present shopping trends
  • To provide fluency in the context of present/past shopping trends in Turkey


Warmer/Lead-in/ Vocab pre-teach (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context (present/past shopping trends), engage students and review/pre-teach vocabulary (department store, used to, nowadays, skincare products)

Show the class photos of Istinye mall and old photos of iIstiklal caddesi (OHP or hardcopy if not working). Elicit word (shopping): What is this? (name of mall or maybe word mall - if not: How do you call a big building with many shops and restaurants? Mall) Why do people go here? (hopefully shopping) Elicit past/present concept: What is the difference between the photos (point black&white below and coloured above)? hopefully they will say old/new What is today lesson about? The difference between shopping in the past and shopping in the present. Slow slidewhow with words Nowadays, Used to, Skincare products and Department store. Ask Ss to raise hand if they know the meaning of each word. If they know ask one Ss to explain the class then CCQ. If they don't know explain it to the class. CCQ: Used To Are you talking about something that happened only once in the past? No Are you describing past habits, things that happened many times? Yes Are you talking about events, things that have changed? That are different in the present? Yes CCQ: Nowadays Are you talking about these days? Yes Are you talking about the present? Yes CCQ: Department store Is it a building with many different types of shops in it? Yes Is it smaller than a mall? Yes CCQ: Skincare product Do you use them for your hair? No Do you use them for your skin. face? Yes Are body cream, face cream skincare products? Yes

Pre-Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and activate their schemata on past/present shopping trends.

Show questions on the board (write on board if OHP doesn't work). and ask students to discuss the questions in pairs. No need to feedback. The task is on fluency and not accuracy and the conversation is just to activate their schemata.

While-Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist in the context of past/present shopping trends in Britain

You are going to listen to a an interview. They are talking about shopping in Britain. Listen carefully and tell me: Is shopping in Britain the same as Turkey? At the end of the listening. Ask Ss to discuss the answer in pair. Then nominate one S for the answer. If he/she doesn't know ask someone else to answer or help.

While-Listening #2 (15-17 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging looking for specific information task in the context of present/past shopping trends in Britain

We are going to listen to the text one more time. I want you to answer these questions (point the handout) Give the handout to the Ss Ask the Ss to read the questions before listening again. (by reading the questions first they will know what to look for in the listening) Play the text again. -> It's a scan so they should be able to do it with one listening, and text is quite easy. But if you feel class is confused and can't answer to most questions. Replay the listening. Ask Ss to check with their partner answers. Nominate students to answer each question. If they get it wrong or right, ask Ss to validate their answer. Depending on what's the response of the class. show the text of that specific section/paragraph on WB with OHP Ask them to answer again. highlight in red the correct answer in the text (all on OHP) *If OHP doesn't work - hand out the original text to the Ss, divide it into paragraph so it's easier for them to look for the answer.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned personalising the lesson and discussing on how shopping trends have changed in Turkey.

Instruction: In the text you have learned about shopping in Britain. Now I want you to discuss with each other about shopping in Turkey. Show them the questions (flashcards) Ask them to mingle and ask each other the questions on the flashcard. Monitor closely. Don't interrupt. Note down the mistakes they make for delayed feedback

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • to correct Ss if they did grammar, meaning or vocabulary mistakes during the last practice.

Write on the board the sentences. Ask Ss what's wrong, right and how to correct it. If there is time ask Ss to work in pair to find the mistakes. If there is no time do an open class correction.

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