Henry Henry

Beginner level


In this lesson, students will listen to a conversation between three people sitting in a cafe, They will have tasks for gist and for comprehension.


Abc handouts
Abc Face to Face book

Main Aims

  • listening for gist and specific details to a conversation between 3 people.

Subsidiary Aims

  • speaking about a conversation they listened to


Lead-in/ Building context (2-3 minutes) • to generate interest in the context of the listening

draw a picture of 3 people , name them then say that we will listen to a conversation between them

Pre-teach vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • to pre-teach key lexis needed to help students understand the listening

mobile shop : realia to elicit mobile then CCQ : why can we buy mobiles ? to elicit mobile shop. free time : I have a lot of work so I'm ----- elicit busy. I'm busy so i have no time , I'm not busy -----I have free time. in the week : I don't work on the weekend ? but I work in the week.

listening for gist (1-2 minutes) • to encourage Ss to listen

ask the students Where are ( Carol, Tom and Nadine) ? cafe cinema at home

listening for specific information (4-5 minutes) • to practice listening for specific information ( scanning )

handout materials then play the audio. ask students to answer individuallt then to check answers in pairs. then WC feedback

listening for detail (10-15 minutes) • to practice listening to detailed comprehension

handout the activity, listen to the audio again. ask students to answer questions individually then check answers in pairs then mingle

role play (8-10 minutes) • to allow an opportunity to react to the topic

print out the script. handout it to the student. student will practice conversation they listened to

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