Ahmed Samy Ibrahim Abdelrahman Ahmed Samy Ibrahim Abdelrahman

Free time listening lesson
Elementary, A2 level

Description

In this lesson, Ss learn about free time activities through listening to a conversation about hobbies.. The lesson starts with a short discussion about Free time activities, followed by a personalized short controlled speaking practice. Then, Ss get to practice the sub skills of listening for gist, specific information and detailed comprehension through a number of exercises and activities. Finally, Ss get to practice the TL through a freer mingling speaking practice.

Materials

Abc Recording track 2
Abc Recording track 1
Abc Picture
Abc Listening excercises sheet
Abc Choose the correct answer handout
Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Matching handout.

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of listening for gist, specific information and detailed comprehension in the context of Free time activities. Therefore, by the end of the lesson, Ss should be familiar with the different listening sub skills that we usually empoly based on the purpose of the listening task.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To raise students' awarness of collocations and the lexis of hobbies in the context of Free time activities.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students, as well as activitae their existing knowledge of the topic.

T starts out by telling Ss that there are 3 things, they need to know about him and write the following on the WB: I watch American movies. I listen to English Music. I play football. T tries to elicit the word hobbies or free time activities. T nominates 3 Ss to tell the class about their hobbies..

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening tasks and pre-teach key lexis needed to help students understand the conversation in listening tracks.

T splits the class into pairs and projects ex V4.1 p128 from the Ss book. T matches the first one to show Ss what they need to do. T hands each pair a copy of ex V4.1 p128 from the Ss book and sets a time limit of 4 minutes. When the time is up, T throws a ball to one of the Ss and asks him to answer the second one. T asks the S to nominate another Ss to answer the third one. T project ex1 in p20 from the Ss workbook and explains, there are words that go together such as play tennis. T asks Ss to work in their pairs and fill-in the gaps. T sets a time limit of 4 minutes, then T gets the Ss to write the answers on the WB. T highlights the pattern of (go + v + ing) T models and drills the phrases, paying particular attention to skiing and listen. T projects the picture in page 30 from the Ss book and tells them, this is Paul. T asks Ss to try and guess what are Paul's free time activities.

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

T projects the first page in the listening exercises sheet (teacher's made) and give Ss a minute to read the Qs and the answers. T explains that there are 2 recordings about a conversation between Vicky and Alison and that he will play each recording only once. T asks the following ICQs: Do you listen or speak? Listen. Do I play the recording just once or many times? once. Do you answer the questions together or individually? Individually. Ss check their answers in pair, and then with the class. T projects ex 2b in page 30 from the Ss book and give Ss a minute to read the sentences from 1-4. T explains that he will play the recording once and that everyone needs to answer the Qs on his/her own. Ss check their answers in pair, and then with the class.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, and inference listening tasks

T projects the second page in the listening exercises sheet (teacher's made) and gives Ss a minute to read the Qs. T explains that he will re-play the 2 recordings only once Ss check their answers in pairs and then with the class.

Post-Listening (7-8 minutes) • To develop oral fluency on the topic and provide an opportunity to personalize it.

T tells Ss that they are going to play a game called find who likes to do what and writes the game's name on the board. T demos the game by asking some Ss about the things they like to do in their free time. T writes down their names and hobbies on a piece of paper. T sets a time limit of 5 minutes. T does some whole class feedback.

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