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Teaching Practise 6
Intermediate level


In this lesson students listen to a recording about the secret of success. Students will be able to improve listening and speaking skills. The lesson starts with a discussion about some successful people from students' cultural background and then is followed by a gist task of an introduction to an article about success and later pre-teaching vocabulary, listening for specific information and detailed information. Finally, students are asked three questions related to the topic to discuss and share their own and partner's opinions.


Abc Hand out
Abc CD
Abc Laptop and speakers
Abc Three pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide listening practise for detailed and specific information and as well as a gist task in the context of success

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practise in the context of success.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. The teacher greets the students. If they are less in number, she gets them sit together as a single group before the lesson starts. 2. Teacher puts three pictures on the white board and asks students who they are. 3. Teacher gets them in pairs and discuss; "What are they famous for?" "What did they do?" 4. Teacher elicits some answers from students.

Pre-Listening Task (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening task and make it accessible

1. Teacher does chesting and shows the reading text and gives them 2 minutes to read it by themselves. 2. Teacher writes a question on the board; "What is the secret of success?" 3. Teacher gets the students in pairs and try to answer the question on the board. 4. Teacher elicits some answers from students by nominating.

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary (5-6 minutes) • To provide clarification of block words

1. The teacher tries to make students recall some frequently used words from the listening task that they have learnt in the previous lesson. She asks some CCQs. In order to make them remember 'achieve', she asks; "Is Einstein successful?" Yes "Did he succeed in science?" Yes. When she elicits the verb 'achieve', she asks for the noun form. If they do not know, she gives the answer. For 'opportunity'; "Do you think Einstein was lucky?" Yes "Do you think the circumstances were against his advantage?" No 2. Teacher asks some more CCQs for some other words. "Gig"; "Do singers give concerts?" Yes "Do you know another word for concert?" Tuition; "Do you pay any fee to go to the university?" Yes "Does it have a special name?" Yes

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students specific information listening task

1. Teacher wants students to unfold the hand out and read the paragraph in one minute. 2. Teacher plays the record to an extent at which they would be able to answer the questions. Teacher monitors students while record is playing. If they could not finish the gap filling task, teacher play the record once more. 3. Students do peer checking. 4. Teacher gives them the answer key in order to check their answers.

While-Listening #2 (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening task

1. Teacher wants students to turn over the hand out and read the questions before listening to the audio file in one minute. 2. Teacher plays the audio file. While it is playing, teacher monitors students and sees if they are on the right track. If they need a replay, teacher plays the file again. 3. Students do peer checking. 4. Teacher elicits answers by nominating. If the answer is false, she wants them to correct the mistake.

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

1. Teacher get students in pairs and provide each pair with one cut up which has a question for them to discuss. 2. Teacher gives them 3 minutes to discuss the answer. 3. Teacher wants them to talk about their partners' answers. She asks their own opinion as well.

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