Emanuela Pellizzetti Tümer Emanuela Pellizzetti Tümer

Teaching Practice 1
Upper- Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will focus on reading, listening and learning new vocabulary concerning the new topic, animals rights. They will work partially individually, in pairs, in groups and referring to the teacher throughout the whole lesson.


Abc Hand-out from the book

Main Aims

  • To provide listening for gist and detail in the context of animals rights and learn new vocabulary.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice pronunciation by using intonation in order to express emotions.


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

Topic introduced by using pictures of wild animals around the classroom. The whole class pays attention for a few minutes to the pictures and students have the chance to practice with the peers. The attention centered on the fox and a few questions are asked to make sure that students have the context clear. Immersion into the reading of an article.

Pre-Teach listening vocabulary (3-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Introduction to new vocabulary in order to facilitate the listening. Worksheet with matching definitions.

First Gist Listening to get the overall meaning of the situation (8-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Listening for gist: provides the definition of what a debate is, learners listen to the radio extract and complete exercise 3 - Put the sentences in the correct order.

Second Listening for detail (7-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Pre- teaching vocabulary with definition and second reading to infer specific meaning and understand the debate going on. Exercise 4 given. Expressing opinions, functional language.

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

Student are given exercise 5 and introduced to the section focussed on stressing the words to express emotions. Exercises 1-3 in pairs. Transcript of the short listening is given and discussion opened.

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