Baoyan Lin Baoyan Lin

Listening - Time out
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will practise their listening skills based on the context of activities that people do during the time out/ free time. The lesson will start with a lead in activity that draws Ss's interest and recap of the use of vocabulary that they have learned in the past lessons.


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Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about free time activities in the context of Time out

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of vocabs on things you do in the context of time out/free time activities


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask Ss to tell me what's my job? Tell them they might not know what I do in my free time, but encourage them to guess what I do in my free time. Any activities they can think of. Write all these free time activities vocabs on the board, then tell them what I actually do in my free time. Direct them to change seats. Name Ss A and B in the room, Work in pairs, ask A to guess what his/her partner do in his/her free time, B can only say YES/NO. Then I will stop again and ask B to guess what his/her partner do in his/her free time. Again A can only answer Y/N. Ask a few Ss to tell me one new activity that his/her partner does in his/her free time which are not on the board. Then write it on the board, spot the ones that are new or difficult for Ss to pronounce then drill them. Remind: If no Ss mention take photos and go skiing, I will add it to the board to remind Ss. -Because they will hear it in the 3rd listening task and will need to know it.

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T show a picture of Paul on pg30 std wkbk. Ask Ss to discuss in pairs: -where is Paul in the pic? -What's his job? -What he's doing there? Then, W/C Discussion- sharing ideas together.

While-Reading/Listening #1 - Gist (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T gives Instructions to Ss: -We have four sentences here, that will be mentioned in the listening. I will model the first one to the WC -Paul is in the Arctic/ Antarctica/Canada. If you hear Antarctica in the listening, what should you do? ICQs: So are you listening? Yes If you hear the correct word in the listening, do you circle? - Yes. Monitor while they are listening. Ask them to pair check their answers. Answer key on the board , W/C can check their answers and make corrections. Pull the picture out on page 30 in Stu wkbk again and ask: Ask them: -By looking at the pic, do you know what Paul does in in his free time? -SO work together in pairs and take a guess of what Paul does in his free time. Write it down to remind you. A HO with variety of free time activities will be given out to help them. ICQs Do you work in pair or alone? - Pair - Are you guessing what Paul does in his free time? You have 2 minutes to do that, Go! (Monitor) T stop Ss and tell Ss that we will listen to another audio, it's still Alison and Vicky's talking about Paul. Paul's free time activities will be mentioned in the listening. -Ask them to listen and check how many activities in the listening match Ss's guessed activities. ICQs: -Do you listen or talk? -Are you listen to all free time activities of Paul's? - Can you make notes? Ss - Yes I can - So you can check if your answers match their ones. (Monitor) Repeat the audio again if find necessary, Pair check, give them time to discuss and come to an agreement, Since they have came up with the activities together. (Monitor) Answer key on the board as FB, Praises Ss for their good job.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T gives Ss 5 True and false statements, then instruct them to listen to the audio again. -This time, listen to the 'talking' very carefully and find whether each statement on the HO is true or false. ICQs: -Do we listen to it very carefully? -If you hear these sentences in the 'talking' you write TRUE or FALSE? Pause after certain point to allow Ss to catch up. Then continue playing. (Monitor) Replay it again. Pair check the asnwers. Then project the 5 statements on the board, elicit the answers from the Ss, correct any mistakes arise.

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

Give them a postcard, ask them to imagine they travelled to another country depsite Turkey. Write to a friend or family member in Turkey, -What are you doing in that country? -What do you do while you are there? Remind Ss to refer to free time activities sheet if necessary. (Monitor) Ask a few to read out their finished postcard.

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