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Upper Intermediate level


The lesson is about women in politics. Students start speaking about women's situation in politics in Turkey and throughout the word. This is followed by pre-teaching vocabulary related to the listening. After this, students listen to a radio programme about the context. There are gist listening, detailed listening, and post-listening parts. Finally, there is vocabulary part which teacher clarify some words related to politics.


Abc Matching the words for pre teaching
Abc vocabulary HO
Abc Lead in
Abc Post reading
Abc freer practice
Abc Grover Cleveland
Abc Matching the opinions
Abc answer the questions for gist
Abc Answer key

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text in the context of politics

Subsidiary Aims

  • To expand vocabulary and practice new phrases related to politics


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will ask some questions related to the context of women in politics: Do you remember when women gained the right to vote in Turkey? Is it hard to be in politics as a woman? Why? (T will project these questions) Get WC FB. Before listening part, there will be pre-teaching vocabulary part. T will give three words (positive discrimination, unrepresented, quota system), which students might not know, and their meanings. They will match the words with the meanings. If they have any problems about the meanings then t will ask CCQs (see language analysis). Sts will work individually. Later, check in pairs. They will have 1 minute to check. Get WC FB

Pre-Listening (2-4 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will show the photo of Grover Cleveland, and ask the students if they know the person. If sts tell anything she will ask some questions related to him: Who is he? Where is he from? If t still does not have any answer she will tell who he is. Later, t will tell the students they will listen to a radio programme, and ask them what the topic might be.

Gist listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist

T will give HOs including four questions to the students. They will read the questions before listening to the programme. They will have 45 seconds to read all the questions. Later, sts will listen to it and answer the questions while listening. They will work individually. After listening, they will check in pairs. Get WC FB.

Detailed listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide sts with more challenging detailed listening

Sts will be given HOs and check the opinions in 1 minute. Later, they will listen to the second part of the programme and answer the questions while listening. T will give instructions: You will listen to the second part of the programme. There are two female speakers. Listen to them and find which opinions belong to which person. For example, a is 1, b is 2, c is 1 etc. ICQs: Are you going to match the opinions to the speakers (1 or 2)? (Yes) Are you going to work in pairs? (No) Check in pairs (T will give the answer key). Get WC FB

Post-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to create conversation related to the context

T will project the question to the board: "Which speaker (speaker 1 or speaker 2) do you sympathize with more? Why?" and ask the sts work in pair and answer the question. They will have 3 minutes. Get WC FB

Vocabulary Clarification (6-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form, and pronunciation of some words related to the context

T will give HOs including 3 sections: words I know, I am not sure, and I do not know. First, sts will work individually and fill in the HO. Later, there will be peer checking. They will mingle and find others who know the answers that they do not know. They will have 5 minutes. ICQs: Are you going to ask the words that you do not know? (Yes) Are you going to help your friends if you know the word? (Yes) How many minutes do you have? (5) Get WC FB After they mingle, t will ask if there is any word unclear. If there is not, t will do the form and pronunciation parts. If there is, t will ask CCQs (see language analysis) then there will be the form and pronunciation parts (see language analysis).

Freer Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T will ask: If you were a member of parliament what would you change for the sake of women? Sts will work in pairs. They will have 4 min. Get WC FB

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