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Teaching Practice 1
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will review and practice forming questions. They also practice gist and detail listening. They will be shown some pictures of hobbies like football, paragliding, horse-back riding, etc and they have to discuss their hobbies and the most interesting activities they have done. Following this, students have to answer two questions about paintballing. The first task is to listen to a track between three people talking about paintballing and they decide which sentences are true and which ones are false. On the next play through, students complete some sentences in order to look for more detailed information about track. Finally, students discuss their own thoughts about whether paintballing should be banned or not. For the grammar part, students have to do an exercise which they have to complete some sentences with auxiliary verbs (be-do-have). They also know that some blanks may not need to be filled. Next, students check their answers with the transcript 1.1 and decide why do two questions not need an auxiliary. Then, they have to make some questions using the prompts in that exercise. Finally, for some freer practice, they use the questions from the last exercise to interview their partners.


Abc A less controlled practice
Abc Freer Practice
Abc Gap-fill handouts
Abc True/False Handouts
Abc Grammar Gap-fill Handouts Using Particular Words

Main Aims

  • To review and give students practice forming questions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening for gist and detail


Warmer • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows some pictures of hobbies (e.g football, paragliding, horse-back riding, etc) and ask students to discuss two questions in pairs: 1)What are their hobbies? 2)What is the most interesting sport or activity you have done?

Lead-in • To provide a chance for vocabularies related to sports and activities

T asks students if they know what paintball is. Have them read the exercise one and discuss the questions with their partner.

Pre-Listening • To prepare students for the text and to pre-teach some words

T writes up a list of words from the listening text on the board (The big day=an important event --- Nutter=Crazy --- Pellet=A small ball used for shooting). First, T tries to elicit the meaning from students, but if they don't know the meanings, T explain the words and drill the words with the whole class.

Gist Listening • To get the general idea of the audio content

T focuses students on exercise 2. T draws 3 people on the board with their names (Dave,Jane and Harry) and tells students that these 3 people are colleagues and they are talking about paintballing. T tells students to listen to the audio and write true/false next to each sentence. Students check in pairs and have the whole class feedback.

Detailed Listening • To pick out specific information

T gives students a minute to read the sentences in exercise 3. Then the students have to listen again and complete the sentences. Students check in pairs and the whole class feedback.

Post-Listening • To discuss the content of the listening text and provide own thoughts and opinions.

T asks students who do you agree with -- Dave, Harry or Jane? Why?

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