Oksana Martynovych Oksana Martynovych

Memories of school
Pre-Intermediate A2 level


In this lesson students will learn about adjectives and preposition collocatios in Past Simple in the context of memories of school. They will learn new vocabulary, they will practice their listening skills and clarify a relevant grammar.


Main Aims

  • to give students practice in listening for specific information (adjective and preposition collocations in Past Simple: good at, bored with, afraid of etc.) in the context of memories of school.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to provide gist listening to an authentic material; to recycle a vocabulary in the context of friends, daily life.


Lead-in (7-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Write word "Memories of school" on a board. Do you remember your school time? Did you like it? A few words about my experience. 2. GW activity. I form three groups. Inst. Take a paper and write down a list of any words that comes into your mind about school. Mathematics for example, or lesson. Do not use your phones. Dont carry about writting. You have 1 min. 3. FB. First group. How many words have you got? I ask each group. They read their lists. I write my list on a board - exam, grade, to fail, to pass. Explain them using concept questions.

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening nd make it accessible

1. PW activity. Instructions. You work in groups again. Hand out a list with sentences to all sts. You have 8 sentences. Read them and match up with the pictures. You have 2 mins. 2. FB to whole class. I display the correct answers. Has anyone got all sentences correctly. Explain the meaning of some phrases (keen on, fond of, pay attention on prepositions and difference between keen on and fond of). Drilling chorally and individually). 3. Write on a board the negative form for these phrases. I was not - wasn't good. Now think about your expirience of school. Change some the sentences you have so they become true for you. Buket, were you good at math? No. How do you change your sentense? I was not good at match. Do it with others sentences. You have 2 mins. 4.Work in pairs. Read your sentences to each other. Compare your experience. 5. Monitoring.

While-Listening #1 (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

Write on a board a.My favourite subject b. My favourity teacher c. My problems at shool Kerr, P. (2012) Straightforward Pre-int SsBk 2nd Ed., Macmillan, p. 16 ex. 1 (1.16-1.18) 1. You will listen to three people talking about their school days. You need to understand who talks about his favourite subject, who talks about his fafoutite teacher and who talks about his problems at school. 2. Peer-check 3. FB 4.Listen to it one more time.

While-Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

1. Hand-out working sheets. 2. Give instructions. Read it. Listen to the recording again. Choose the correct ending for each sentence. One has been done for you. 3. Peer-check 4. Listen to it one more time. 5. FB. Display correct answers 6. Listening one more time if needed. Kerr, P. (2012) Straightforward Pre-int SsBk 2nd Ed., Macmillan, p.16, ex.1 (1.16-1.18)

Post Listening (4-5 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1. Mingle activity. Hand out pages with dialouges. Nominate sts as A and B. They come into the middle of a class. A sts create one line. B stand across from them. A ask questions, B answers. When they finish wthey do one step aside and change their roles. 2. Monitoring. Help if needed.

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