Ayşe Doğan Ayşe Doğan

Elementary A2 level


In this lesson, students will practice their receptive skills via listening a dialogue in the context of home. The lesson starts with a discussion about 'White House'. This is followed by listening for gist, detail and specific information activities. Finally, students will do a vocab matching activity and free speaking practice via discussing the parts of their house.


Abc Image (White House)
Abc Image (parts of a house)
Abc Exercises 1-2
Abc Exercise 3 (Speaking)
Abc Straightforward A2 CD 1.47
Abc parts of a house vocab slips

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about 'White House' in the context of home

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of parts of house in the context of home


Lead in & pre-listening (5 minutes) • To introduce the lesson and make the context of the lesson interesting for the SS

-Show the students the pictures of 1600 Pennsylaviana Avenue and elicit what do they know about this house? -Ask them 'Do you know this house?, 'Where is it? Who lives there? Does the president of Turkey live in a house like this? Where is it?

Listening for gist (7 minutes) • To provide a controlled speaking practice for gist

- Tell them to listen the dialogue and they will put the questions in exercise 1 in the order they hear. - Form the students into 3 or 4 groups. -Give them the sentence segments and play the dialogue. -When they finish the activity, write the answers on the WB. -Do it as a competition and determine the winner group.

Listening for detail (10 minutes) • to answer the questions

-Tell them they are going to listen the dialogue again and they are going to answer the questions. ICQ is necessary here. -Make sure that they focus on the answers of the questions while listening -Play the dialogue. -When they finish, tell them to check their answers with their partners. -Put the answer key on the wall and tell them to check their answers. -Take WC FB

Listening for specific information (8 minutes) • Gap-filling

-They are going to listen the dialogue again. -Tell them to complete the sentences with the numbers from the box. Drill the numbers before they listen the dialogue. -Give them the HO. -When they finish, tell them to check their answers with their partners. -Ask the students the answers and write the answers on the WB.

Match vocab (9 minutes) • to practice vocabulary in context

-Stick the parts of a house slips on the WB and project the plan of the flat. -Give students thinking time and elicit if they know the parts of a house. -When they give the answer, place the slips to the rooms. -Ask CCQ Living room (Do you take a bath in the living room? No / Do you watch TV in the living room? Yes) Hall (Do you eat dinner in the hall? No / Is the hall entrance of your house? Yes) Kitchen (Are your forks and spoons in the kitchen? Yes / Do you cook in the kitchen? Yes) Balcony (Do you sleep in the balcony? No) Bedroom (Do you sleep in the bedroom? Yes) Bathroom (Do you take a shower in the bathroom? Yes) Dining room (Do you eat dinner in the dining room? Yes) -Drill the words chorally, then in groups, and then individually. Make sure they stress the words correctly.

Freer speaking practice (6 minutes) • To provide speaking practice (after aims completed)

-Tell them to work with their partners. They will ask and answer the questions about their house or flat. -Pass out the HO -When they finish, ask them what they learnt about their partners. Take FB

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