Listening and grammar
Elementary level


In this lesson the students are going to practice receptive skills (reading and listening)in the context of schools days .The lesson will start by showing a picture about a different schools ,subjects and teachers and let students discuss them The unfamiliar vocabulary and students will read for gist and for details after that we will highlight some grammar rules ( were/where). finally students will have to practice speaking through asking their friends questions about their school days.


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Main Aims

  • The main aim of the lesson is to give students practice on "Listening". In particular, "Skim Listening for Gist" and "Listening for Detail" through the context of "Schools"

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ss will have some practice on grammar and learn how to ask questions using wh-questions and was/ were based on the grammar exercise and listening tasks.


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic and brain storm their ideas

Show pictures of schools, classrooms, teachers, etc, ask the Ss: Was your school like this? How was it? Did you like your teachers? Which one? Why? Task: PW - talk about it with your partner Elicit School subjects: I like Physics. What about you? Which school subject do you like? Write: Art, Music, Science, Maths. Task: PW - Ask your partner Which school subject does she/he like? FB: Volenteers talk to class.

Pre-reading (4-6 minutes) • to get familiar with the reading text by reading it fast and matching the paragraphs with the questions on the board.

Show the questions first. Have Ss to read them and think about them. Then show them the text, giving instructions how to do the task by giving an example. Distribute the text. They must match the paragraphs in the text to the questions. Pair check, followed by FB: Nominate Ss to come to the board and write the questions in the correct place.i will pre-teach some words that may prevent the students from understanding the text .

while reading (10-12 minutes) • To read the text for comprehension by focusing on the TL sentences.

the teacher will give instructions through using an example, Ss have to read the text again and circle the right answer They must read the text carefully. Pair check followed by FB:

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify and highlight the grammar used in this lesson.

write these questions: Are you happy at your school (ITI)? Ask Ss: what time is this sentence? Elicit: Now, Present. Ask Ss: What about before? How do you write this sentence for your elementary school? Elicit: Were you happy at your elementary school? Ask: What is the answer? Elicit: No, I wasn't/ Yes, I was. Write: Where is your school (ITI)? What is the time in this sentence? Elicit: now. Ask: Where was your elementary school? What is the time in this sentence? Elicit: Past, Before now. What is the answer for this question? Is it Yes/ No? elicit: No Ask Ss to find the negative form of Was/Were. Elicit: Wasn't/Weren't Write: I wasn't happy at my elementary school./ You weren't happy at your elementary school. Ask Ss.: make questions with was /were. Elicit: Were you happy at your elementary school? Answer? Yes, I was. Elicit: Was she happy at her elementary school? Answer: No, she wasn't. Task 1: Underline was/wasn't/were/weren't in the text.- Pair check, FB Ss show on the board. Task 2: Find the subject for the verbs in the text. Pair check, FB Ss show on the board.

Controlled practice (8-12 minutes) • To let the Ss use the TL in exercises

Students have to match some words to their meaning according to text .after that students have toPut the words in order and make correct sentences. Then they swap their answers with other group and check their answers. FB: Answer key OHP.

Free practice/ speaking • To give Ss an opportunity to use their taught language in a free way to produce a questionare

Put Ss in pairs. Ask them to prepare some questions to ask other Ss about their school days. They can use questions from Ex. 1, but they also must add one question of their own. After that, they change partners and do the interview. FB: Volunteer Ss report to the class. -

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