Martin Krueger Martin Krueger

Listening, what did you do on Saturday
A1 level


last Saturday


Abc lots of pre-made bits of sticky
Abc T/F questions from listening activity
Abc true / false questions
Abc Big Weekend Words
Abc checkmark grid
Abc Big Pictures of my Friends

Main Aims

  • To practice gist and detailed listening in the context of free time activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • simple past tense (-ed) verbs
  • collocations for Saturday activities


movement break! (5-7 minutes) • practice vocab from previous section, get blood moving

T will write "Ali says" on the board in huge letters all rise, stretch. write 5 motions one by one and introduce motions mime while flapping jaw cook...... frying motion stay ...... cross arms bob head meet ....ghost handshake go shopping....pull items from shelf and throw in imaginary bag students sit. T will demo "Ali Says" with some of the other teachers T : "Ali Says cook" players make cooking mime. T: "Ali Says phone" players make cooking mime. T continues using different words, then at some point, drops the "Ali says" portion any players who follow instructions without "Ali says" are out. After two rounds, or a few minutes, Ss rise. T plays 2-3 rounds with Ss, and then invites the winner to direct. T could add, stand up and sit down, if Ss seem to be getting bored and are very good at the first 5 words. T will play until Ss beg to stop.

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

write a week on WB ending with weekend label only Mo Tu We Th Fr Sun, then .... Saturday, circle, jump woot dance. repeat as group, then individual. last saturday 13.2

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

post three big pictures in a column. introduce, "my friends" divide students in 2 groups pass out Big Weekend Words both verbs and nouns to Ss and model with a S conjecture what word goes where ... ICQs: puts the same word under two different friends.... "is this ok?" YES

While-Reading/Listening #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

students will complete checkmark grid. ICQs; can I have more that one checkmark for each keyword? Yes Can I talk to my partner? NO! Will we speak Turkish? NO! pause the recordings for 15 seconds between each speaker. and give students an additional 15 seconds at the end of the recording THEN, signal pairwork to have students compare.

while listening #2 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

T will create pairs of Ss by pointing and instruct to turn over grid exercise to reveal T/F T will model first question, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I think its False.... now you all listen. I will play each friend TWICE then check for accuracy

dictation, T's weekend (6-9 minutes) • practice vocab and model for Ss gernralization

T will introduce own dictation, by pointing at Saturday (still on board) last Saturday. T will point to some of the words that are still up on the board T will say, "see if you can hear these words" T will mime, empty hands on desk. T reads dictation one time, then instructs Ss to flip grid paper to other side and listen again, this time fill in the blanks.

Students reproducing (6-9 minutes)

T instructs Ss to form pairs again. Points at pencil. "your turn!" "3 sentences each" points at each person saying "three, three, three" T watches Ss monitoring for errors and correcting TL when students finish, T asks 3 individuals to read in front of class, correcting if errors concern TL

Post-Reading/Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

ask students which one of my friends had the best weekend? worst weekend? which weekend was, fun? which weekend was dull? write "good" "fun" and "dull" on the board show examples on whiteboard "Olga had a dull weekend" emphasize verb write 2 per person NEW PAIRS! in pairs with a pen write some. ICQ: how many sentences ? other students who presented are fair game what did you do over the weekend? mix pairs, have students talk. have student share, motion them to stand up, or in front of the class

in case of running out of material • practice words one last time

students will play "Ali Says" again, this time we will spice it up by adding new words from the list and / or ad lib motions, ie clap your hands, jump

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