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Listening TP5
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students are going to learn about recycling through listening activities. At first, the context will be introduced by demonstrating recycled items and recycling bins on the board. Then , they will listen to some people's different views about recycling and answer few questions . Next , they will be introduced to colloquial English phrases . Finally , They will be given speaking tasks about recycling .


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information, detailed and listening practice using a text about Recycling in the context of Waste

Subsidiary Aims

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


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

The teacher will show a picture of a beach piled up with waste and rubbish : Instructions: 1-What can you see in the picture? The teacher will elicit some words from the students and then ask them: 1-Is that a problem? 2-What is the solution? Then the teacher will ask them to discuss in pairs the solutions? The teacher will try to elicit the word recycling from the students. If they didn't , then the teacher will show pictures of recycled items or recycling trash bins. I will write two questions on the board and ask them to discuss in pairs : 1-How much recycling do people in your country do? 2-How much recycling do you do yourself? I will do a quick feedback by aking a few students of what their partners said.

Listening (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher pre teaches blocking vocabulary if necessary, by eliciting: Container,incentives

While-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

The teacher tells the students that they are going to listen to four people talking about recycling and asks them to listen carefully and say which one has the most optimistic attitude about recycling. The students listens and check in pairs . Then , the teachers elicits the answers from the students.

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

The teacher prepares the students to the next activity ex. 3b , p.53. the teacher asks the students to listen for the second time and try to find which person said the statements in the exercise, but first they will underline the words in the questions that they think they will hear in the recording. Then the teacher asks them to check in pairs and then do WCFB.

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

The teacher will ask the students to listen again and try to complete the phrases in ex.28. They will work individually first and then check in pairs and come to the board and match.

Free practice (5-10 minutes) • To practice in pairs about recycling.

The teacher will ask the students to discuss in pairs the questions in ex 4 page 53. Then the teachers asks them to come to the board and write their answers.

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