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Working animals. Listening, Vocabulary, Collocations with ''get''.
Upper Intermediat, B2. level


This lesson starts with a discussion about how dogs help people. This is followed by listening about a woman who started out as a dog trainer telling about her experience.Also the Ss will be introduced new vocabulary and collocations with "get". Finally there is some controlled practice through rsentence reformulation and free practice via rewriting the text by replacing the word "got".


Abc Gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide students specific information listening practice using new vocabulary and practising collocations with "get".

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening for gist, to provide fluency speaking in a conversation in the context of collocations with "get"


Warmer/ Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and get Ss' interest

I am going to ask students some questions related to animals, especially focusing on dogs and how dogs can be helpful and for whom.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening,

Basing on my presentation in PPT, students will have to match the words with their definitions and then, as a practice, fill in the blanks.

Gist (6-7 minutes) • To get students know some information about guide dogs and practice new vocabulary

Ss will hear an interview with a trainer of guide dogs. I am going to split the interview into few parts as it is long.

Detailed Listening (6-7 minutes) • to provide students with more detailed listening

Ss listen second time and answer the questions in ex. 2

Post-Listening task (2-4 minutes) • to provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and share own opinions.

In pairs, the students willdiscuss whether they agree or not that guide-dogs really help blind people, and give their reasons.

Focus on Languge (4-6 minutes) • To provide SS with a new vocabulary for the next tasks.

I will write the word "get" in large letters in a circle in the middle of the board with arms extending to the certain five boxes. Together with Ss we will try to make sentences using the verb "get" with a certain meaning. After the test, I will get Ss to skim ex 1, p.23, -Vocabulary: collocations with get. Then I will draw their attention to the board and ask Ss in pairs to match the words with their meanings which are already in my PPT.

Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • to solidify knowledge about the usage of "get" collocations

After my instructions, Ss will do the ex. 3, p.13, from the workbook, which is to rewrite the sentences with the correct form of the expressions in the box.

Freer practice (2-4 minutes) • Error correction, practice of using new words and expressions.

As a freer practice, Ss will have to continue the story in ex. 4, p.13 from the Workbook, using "get" expressions. The teacher gets feedback from 2-3 students.

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