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Mysteries, problems, oddities
Upper Intermediate B2 level


In this lesson will have a listening lesson. The context and the actual story is about mysterious stories and unsolved cases worldwide.


Abc Cundningham Sarah and Peter Moor, Cutting edge, Pg.102 /103

Main Aims

  • Listening, the subject is mysteries and unsolved stories.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking, at the final stage as productive skill.


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

- First one picture of sleepwalkers, mentioning my brother use to be a sleepwalker. - Presenting 3 pictures on the board, mysterious cases, - Ask the Ss what they think these pictures are about? What might be their story: - Make them speak in pairs. - Feedback - If necessary some vocabulary :commit suicide/ to kidnapp/ to vanish/ hysteria/ fourth dimension/ craze/ deception

While-Listening / Gist (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- Tell the Ss they will have a listening task now. - Instruction: - show HO 1 on chest - ask students to complete the sentences during the listening. - After listening ask them to work in pairs and compare - monitoring - feedback

While-Listening / Scan listening (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with more detailed listening tasks

- tell students they will have a second listening - instruction: - Explain HO 2 on chest - Explain check True/False sentences during listening - After listening tell them to check with their partner. - Monitoring - Feedback

Post-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- At this stage split them in 3 groups. - give each of them a different story - In their groups they will speak about their story, what is it and what is the explanation and story behind it. -Monitoring -Feedback

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