Maher Maher

Amazing but true!
LS Pre-Int level


In this lesson, students will listen and react to a text about people with special abilities and identify the different body parts.


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Abc audio set
Abc HO1
Abc pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about special people in the context of amzing abilities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of people with amazing abilities


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

Show "Britain's Got Talent" logo and ask ss: Have you ever watched this tv show? / what's it about? Elicit the word "talent" (special ability). Ask ss: Do you know someone who has a special talent? (a friend / relative)

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Show ss pictures of the four people mentioned in the text. Q: What can they do? Elicit/pre-teach the target vocabulary. (body parts / do calculations / fly a plane / bite / chew / twist)

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with gist listening tasks

Explain to the ss that they are about to listen to a text about the people in the pictures. Explain that they need to listen and identify who is mentioned in each passage. Check instructions. Get feedback.

While-Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

- Give ss HO1. Do act-A. Explain to the ss that they need to listen and write the appropriate name next to each fact. Play the recording twice if necessary. Get feedback. - Invite ss to do act-B. Ask ss to compare their answers. Give feedback by displaying the answers on IWB.

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

- Invite ss to answer question C.1. Demo for the ss; "I think Michael has the most incredible ability because it is very rare." Ask ss to tell their opinion to each other in groups. Monitor. - Ask ss to tell each other about a person with an amazing ability. Explain that it could be someone they know, someone they've seen on tv or simply their favourite super hero character/figure.

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