Malia Yoshioka Malia Yoshioka

TP 6b - Welcome to my home
Beginner (A1) level


By the end of this lesson, students will have had practice to ask and answers questions about things in a city or neighborhood to find out whether there are shops or things they need nearby. This will allow them to interact with others in an unfamiliar place and to give answers to someone in an area which they know.


Abc Listening - detailed comprehension
Abc Matching + answer key - places in a city
Abc HO - Susan and Isabel
Abc Listening for Specific Info - Cut up topics
Abc Photo: Susan and Isabel

Main Aims

  • To practice gist and detailed listening in the context of discussing places in a city or neighborhood.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of place words in the context of talking about the area around a place you know.


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

[WB: Draw a rough map on the board with ITI on a "dropped pin."] Using realia and gestures elicit answers to the following terms using local examples: - chemists/pharmacy (I have a bad headache but I'm out of medicine. Is there a pharmacy near here? Yes, there is a pharmacy nearby.) - a bank/cashpoint (I don't have cash, is there a cashpoint near here? There is a bank near here. Yes, there is a cashpoint nearby. Denizbank) - bus stop / metro station (I need to go to Taksim, is there a bus stop near here? Yes, there's a bus stop near here / metro station near here.) - post office (I need to mail a letter to my mother. Is there a post office near here? There isn't a post office near here. There's a post office/PTT in the city centre.) - supermarket (I'm getting hungry so I want to make dinner at home. Is there a supermarket near here? Yes, there is a supermarket. BIM, A101, etc.)

Pre-Listening Task (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the audio and expose them to the vocabulary

Students will be given a sheet to match 6 place names with the 6 images depicting: a bank, a chemist's (pharmacy), a supermarket, a post office, a bus stop, a cashpoint (ATM). Time limit: 4 minutes. Check your work in pairs and see if you agree on all of them - 2 minutes. I will solicit answers after pairs have checked. Discuss with your partner - do you have any of these places near your home?

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with a task for listening for specific information.

Students will listen to the conversation between Susan and Isabel. [WB: Project or post Photo of Susan & Isabel] Elicit questions about the picture to set up the listening: - Do you think this is Susan's flat or Isabel's? - Why? (Susan has her key in the door, she is probably the host. Isabel has a suitcase, she is probably a guest.) TASK: Please listen and put the following topics in order that they are discussed: Susan's flat Shops Banks Trains & Buses Restaurants They will check answers in pairs and correct any discrepancies. I will ask if they need to listen again during PW and write their guess for the order on the board. Then we will listen as a class to check for correct order.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed listening task

Ss will receive a handout and will need to circle the correct answers while listening to the audio. They will need to work ALONE and will have 3 minutes to read through the questions. Ready? Play TRACK 47 once. Let them go through and answer 7 comprehension questions. Play again if needed. Check answers with a partner. Play again if needed. WC Feedback:

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

If there were errors made in sentences with there is / there are during the class, I will highlight these on the board for WC error correction. If there are persistent errors with pronunciation of any of the vocab, I'll use this time to practice pronunciation together. To practice what they've learned: Students will draw a map of the area around ITI (or their home, or a made up town) and practice being the person who needs to find something and the person giving the answers, using: Is there a _______ (pharmacy, bank, supermarket, etc) near here? Yes, there is / are. No there isn't / aren't.

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