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Listening for details
Beginner Level level


In this session, students will explore the visuals/ pictures and predict what the pictures are about. They will relate the short reading text with the pictures. They will closely listen to an audio clip to get accurate details provided in it (audio will be in connection to the pictures and text used earlier). They will identify verb 'to be' (am, is, are) from the text given for the listening task.


Main Aims

  • Listening for accurate details.

Subsidiary Aims

  • 1) Verb 'to be' used in both sentences and questions. 2) Quick review of nationalities vocab and days of the week


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Explore the pictures and predict: ASK: - T: How many of you like to live in this big, beautiful city of Istanbul? / What do you like about the city? - Anticipated Ss Responses: the shops, food, university, weather, people… - T: Let’s look at one such city that is as bright and beautiful as Istanbul. • Put up the pictures on WB and ask ss to look at the pictures closely. Ask them to list down (finger-listing) as many things as they notice in the pictures (PW) • Elicit the responses from ss and write the words on WB (here, most probably the T will get some of the KEY words from the ss) • Do not reveal the name of the city yet.

Pre-Reading/Listening (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Reading for quick information: (scanning) • Give out the reading card to each ss • T: you will find the name of this building and the city in this reading text. • Ask Ss to read closely (PW) • Let them quickly go thorough the text (45 secs.) • Ask them to relate the pictures with the reading text. • Write the correct words on the WB next to the relevant pictures (New York City, UNIS building, students and teachers etc.) # T reads aloud the whole text for correct pronunciation / for any key words / queries from Ss

While-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Focused Listening For Details: Listening Task #1: sequence the set of questions Show the Q-card. T: Read the questions. Do not attempt to answer. Listen to the audio attentively. Sequence the set of questions. (2, 1, 4 . . .) Give a quick demo with different set of Qs. if req. & if Ss have a quizzical expression on their face **ensure that Nurten and Sakine have got the instructions Give away the Q-cards. ICQs: -Do we have to answer the questions? Y/N -Do we speak / talk / discuss while we listen to the audio? Y/N -Do we look into each other’s papers? Y/N Play the audio twice. Ask Ss to check the correct sequence in pairs followed by final answers from T.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Focused Listening For Details: Listening Task #2: match the answers for questions given Allow Ss to go through the answer-card (A-card) for a minute. T: match the answers with the questions given on the Q-card. (ICQs: if required.) Play the audio. Ss check their answers (PW) Final check by T.

Post-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Verb ‘to be’: sentences and questions Pick up few questions from listening task #1 and ask Ss to see the verb ‘to be’ am, is, are e.g. Where are the teachers from? The teachers are from … ASK: do we use am, is, are only in sentences? Do we use it in questions too? Two Ss: one makes a sentence using are; another makes a question using are. Give out the verb cards. Explain how to use it. PW: make a Q and a S using am / is / are

Review: Race to the board. (5 minutes) • to review the nationalities done in previous session (by Jeremy)

Nationalities + Days of the week (optional) Game: Race to the board! Make 2 teams: apply any of the strategies that trainers usually use with CELTA trainees Quick class rearrangement & game instructions: •Push all the chairs towards the wall. •Clear the area. It’s our playground. •Team A line up here….team B line up there. •Teacher will call out one word (give demo) and first member of the team have to grab the word card. •Do not tear the paper. •One point for each word (nationality). •Team with maximum word cards, win the game! Cheers! Goodbye Have a wonderful weekend!

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