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Philip LessonPlan. Listening, Vocabulary (Parts of a house)
Elementary level


In this lesson students develop their listening skills and building their vocabulary in the context of historical sovereign state houses and parts of a house respectively.It has three listening sessions where ss listen for both gist and specific information and also for detailed information.There are five practice exercises on completing gaps,matching and ordering .The lesson is centred on students and almost every practice activity is pair work or group.


Abc Gap fill hand out
Abc Match the rooms with numbers
Abc Put in the correct order
Abc A pairwork hand out
Abc Hand out
Abc Handout 2
Abc last hand out

Main Aims

  • To develop students listening skills for gist,specific information during first listening and second for detailed information in the context of a historical house.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students opportunity to practice and clarify vocabulary in the context of a historical house on the topic parts of a house.


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

Mimic sleeping to ss.Ask where i'm i? Draw an oval shaped diagram and prompt ss on the room.....bedroom. Mimic bathing and ask ss with prompt to elicit a response ----bathroom At the centre of the diagram write room. Ss work together on the other rooms

Pre-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Show the ss a picture on chest. Ask ss to match rooms with vocabulary. Hand out the assignment

Pair activity (2-3 minutes) • To enable students identify and practice vocabulary related to parts of a house

Teacher asks ss In your house /flat... where do you watch TV Work in pairs and tell your partner Give handout

Listening #1( parts of a house) (3-5 minutes) • To enable students listen for gist in general information .

Ask ss to listen and peer check

Pair activity (3-5 minutes) • Enable students prepare for a new listening task

Project 1600 Pennysylvania Avenue Teacher asks. What do you know about this house? Teachers ask ss. Answer the questions. Gives a handout Teacher asks to peer check Nominates one to give one part Teacher asks Is it ok?

Initial (listening) on Historical houses (4-5 minutes) • To enable students listen for gist in general information

Teacher tells ss to listen Put the questions in the order you hear them Gives a hand out

Listening #2 in Historical houses (4-5 minutes) • To enable students listen for detailed understanding

Teacher tells ss to listen a second time. Teacher tells ss to complete sentences with numbers from the box Teacher gives Handout

Pair activity (4-5 minutes) • To enable students to use the language

Teacher asks would you like to visit this famous house?Tell your partner. Teacher asks: Does the president or prime minister of your country have a famous house? Where is it? Are there any other famous houses or flats in your country? Where are they? Teacher gives out a hand out

FB (3-5 minutes) • To enable students and teacher asses the success of the lesson

Teacher asks if there is any question not clear? Teacher checks if well understood by eiliciting from ss any issue

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