Amy Jane Walker Amy Jane Walker

rocket man - steve Bennet - listening
intermediate level


listening lesson talking about what could happen in the future with regards to space tourism


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Main Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about Rocket man in the context of what could happen in the future

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of space travel in the future


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

show pictures of space ships/rockets. elicit what they are and what they are used for.

Pre-Reading/Listening (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

tell the class you are going to do a short reading about a man and that you want them to answer these questions *write questions on the board* discuss the questions in groups

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

introduce the reading about the abovementioned man, ask the class what they think about him, is he a professional or amateur, dreamer or realist? would they like to do what he does?

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

the listening will be played again but this time they must answer a list of questions. peer checking, checking as a class.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

discuss post reading questions in pairs, swap pairs, discuss again, discuss answers as a class

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