Katie Sullivan Erul Katie Sullivan Erul

Teaching Practice 3
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students work on listening for specific information and detail in the context of working with famous people


Main Aims

  • To provide practice listening for specific information and for detail using a text about a radio show in the context of famous people

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of famous people


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context of famous people and engage students

Get students in a circle. Tape an image of a famous person on the back of each student. Teacher will get a volunteer to demonstrate the activity: Ask Ss not to say the name; Ask volunteer to turn around and show picture; Ask students how they might help her figure out which famous person she is without saying the person's name (You work as a...); ICQs: Can she ask you questions about herself? -Yes. What happens when she guesses correctly, is she done with the game? -No, go help someone else find out who they are. What should you do if you don't know this famous person? -Find another person you do know to help. Tell Ss they will have about 5 minutes to finish the game, ask them to come together, start. After about 5 minutes end the activity, ask Ss to take seats. Ask how many guessed correctly. (Raise hands) Ask what did all of the people have in common? (try to elicit the word celebrities and/or stars, but "famous people" is ok since T will introduce those in vocab)

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the radio show dialogue and introduce key words

Show visual of radio show host and 3 people on phone. Ask Ss to discuss these questions in pairs: What does this man do for a living? -Works for a radio show. Who are the other people talking to on the phone? -The radio show host. What are they talking about? -Famous people. (This won't be obvious so I will probably have to tell it eventually.) Ask WC for answers. Tell Ss we're going to listen to a dialogue with these 4 people but first I need to check that they know a few of the words. Pre-teach vocab: Star/Celebrity Waitress Chauffeur Downtown Recently

First Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging specific information listening task

Distribute 1st handout. Ask students to read the handout and study the names. Give 1 minute. Play recording. Recording is 4 minutes long. Check in pairs. Show answer key.

Second Listening (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening task

Distribute 2nd handout. Ask students to fold on the 1st line. Tell Ss that we will listen a second time to the first part. Ask students to read the first three questions. Play first section (about 2 minutes) Give 30 seconds to let Ss review their answers. Ask students to fold HO on the 2nd line. Ask students to read the next three questions. Play second section (about 1 minute) Give 30 seconds to let Ss review answers. Ask students to unfold their HOs. Ask Students to read the last three questions. Play third section (about 1 minute) Give 30 seconds to let Ss review answers Check in pairs. Monitor. Show answer key. Question 6 is difficult so review this one and any others indicated from monitoring

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

Ask Ss to remember who their celebrity was from the lead-in. In groups, Ss will debate the following: If you saw your celebrities at work, whose would you be most excited to meet? Why? Monitor. WCF Delayed Error Correction if needed

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