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listening lesson/Holidays
Intermediate level


Ss will be listening for gist,specific info,detail and interference.


Abc Summer holidays

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information, detailed and inference in the context of holidays interviews.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in the context of holidays


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher shows a PPT of pictures of the airport, people, suitcases, beaches, shirts, skirts, flip flops, shopping bags and a microphone. Teacher will try to elicit the upcoming topic, which is a reporter interviewing people going on holidays.

Predicition task (2-3 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Teacher will put ss into groups and talk about what the topic might be about after looking at the pictures. Teacher will ask the students to share their ideas with the other groups.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (2-3 minutes) • to pre-teach/unblock key lexis is needed to help students understand the text. To pre-teach/unblock key lexis is needed to help students complete the next task.

Teacher will introduce the topic and tell the Ss that they will be listening to many interviews and in these interviews they will hear a reporter and people. Teacher asks the students while listening please listen carefully and if they want the teacher to play it again, the teacher will. After teacher explains this, the teacher will then pre teach the target vocabulary using a ppt. football weather nightlife romantic walks on the beach beach shopping

Listening for gist (5-8 minutes) • To encourage Ss to listen for gist/general understanding. For learners to get an overview of the text.

After showing and introducing the pictures with a ppt, Teacher will keep the pics on the board and ask the Ss to form groups in colours. (red, blue, green, orange groups) after they have formed group teacher will ask them to look at the pictures and discuss in groups which ones were mentioned by men (M) and which by women (W)? Teacher will give them 2 mins and then the one person from the groups will come up and write their answers on the picture. Teacher gives handout called Guess who said it. Ss will complete this handout while listening to the tracks. Afterwards the Ss sit back down in groups and then listen to the tracks 1.43 - 1.48. This time to see whether they were mentioned by a man or a woman. Ss will discuss in groups and write their answers again on the board.

Listening for specific info (10-12 minutes) • To practice listening for specific information. To further familiarise learners with the text.

Teacher will put Ss in 3-4 groups of colors. (red,blue,green, and orange) The teacher then has Ss form a big circle but the groups sit next to their partners in the circle. Teacher puts one trash can in the middle of the circle. The teacher tells the Ss they will play a game and they will have to listen to the tracks again and then after each track , Teacher will stop the audio and ask the Ss a question. e.g. ( Where did they go on holiday?) Ss will be given coloured paper to make into paper balls. Ss will have to throw a coloured paper ball into the trash can and who ever throws it in first will get to answer the question. If group gets it right they get one point on the board. If group gets it wrong it goes to the next group that threw it in the trashcan. Teacher and groups continue this game through all the tracks. 1.43-1.48 Winner gets prizes.;)

Listening for detail (5-8 minutes) • To practice listening for detailed comprehension. For learners to understand the text in depth.

The Ss go back to their tables and the teacher instructs them to listen to the tracks again. This time the teacher will give them a handout of sentences ex.4 (A-F) from the text and they will have to listen to it and match them in order of the speakers(1-6). Teacher and Ss will do the first one together as a demo. After the Ss finished the teacher asks Ss to switch papers with the person sitting to the left of them. Teacher puts answers on the board and Ss correct each others papers.

Listening for inference (4-5 minutes) • To practice listening for inferred meanings (either at word or text level) For learners to understand the text in more depth.

Teacher shows the class a few sentences from the text on a ppt. Teacher asks them to get into pairs and discuss the true meaning behind the text. E.g. We'll have plenty of time to catch up on our sleep when we get back home. (Possible answers: These girls may not work so all they do is sleep back home or they have such boring lives and they don't do anything exciting back home so they just sleep.) Teacher monitors pairs and helps when needed to further digest the sentences. Teacher asks volunteers to come up and present their thoughts on these qoutes.

Speaking task (2-4 minutes) • To allow an opportunity to react to the text. To develop oral fluency on the topic. To provide an opportunity to personalise the topic.

Teacher shows a picture of Thailand and tells them that Thailand was the best place she has ever had a holiday because she loves Muay Thai, and coconut water. Teacher has Ss get into new pairs and discuss their favourite holidays that they went on and why. Teacher walks around the class and monitors.

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