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Listening lesson about sally's phone.
Beginner level


In this lesson,Ss are going to listen to an extract of Sally's phone from English File coursebook.The lesson starts by a lead-in about people who meet accidentally at a cafe`and may affect your life.Through the lesson their will be listening for gist and for specific information activities.


Abc Pages,78,79

Main Aims

  • Listening.By the end of this lesson, Ss should be able to listen to dialogues from every day life and understand a similar content. content

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking.Ss will say according to their predictions what happens in the end of the story.


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

T Shows a picture of a man and a young woman sitting in a cafe`.They don't know each other.T elicits from Ss :where are they?-in a cafe`. What are they doing?-they are using their phones. Is there any relationship between them?-no,as they aren't sitting together.

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

T shows a picture of a man picking up a bag from the ground and ask Ss: what is he doing? He picks up a bag.T then point to a picture of a skirt and asks Ss:what is this?a skirt. Who usually wears a skirt?a man or a woman?Where do you buy it? then drill it correctly. T then writes on WB: cafe` and coffee and asks Ss about the difference.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T tells Ss that they are going to listen to a story and presents the characters by drawing them on WB: Sally : a young woman Claire:Sally's friend from work Andrew:Sally's boyfriend Paul:a young man Katharine:Paul's sister T then asks CCQs about the characters before playing the record and tell the Ss to try to find out what the story is about.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (15-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T hands out a worksheet of activities and tell Ss to read ex.1(True/ False) before playing the recording and check that the questions are clear and Ss should answer them while listening. Ss work alone then in pairs then whole class.In case of false answer,S should correct it. T asks Ss to read ex.2(gap fill) before playing the recording:Ss work alone then in pairs then Wc. T asks Ss to read ex.3(answer the questions) before playing the recording. T might pause the recording after the answer of each question to give them time to write the answer if there is enough time to do it.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

In group,Ss tell each other what they think happens in the end then try to memorize the whole story and choose one of them to re-tell it to the whole class from memory. T controls for fluency then write on WB any potential errors for delayed correction.

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