ajnewson ajnewson

TP4 Flatmates - listening
Pre-int level


In this lesson, students will begin by learning the difference between Home and House. They will then learn some lexis using these words - e.g. homework. This will provide the context for a listening exercise telling the story of two friends who - one of whom is having problems at home and wants to move out.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice in listening for gist and specific information in the context of two friends discussing a possible flat share.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and clarify lexis using the words House and Home within the context of flat sharing. To provde speaking practice in the same context.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Present the definitions of House/Home to the students on the whiteboard. Direct the students to look at the whiteboard and discuss with their table the correct definition. Elicit their answers as a class and present next picture slide to students to clarify.

Pre-Listening 1 - vocab development (6-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Present Vocab exercise 2 on the whiteboard. Instructions - 1) with a partner, choose House or home and write the answer in the space. 2) You have a couple of minutes to choose the correct answers 3) Monitor to check understanding 4) Elicit class feedback and write the correct answers on the whiteboard. Concept check: Present picture slide. Elicit from students the lexis for each picture. Drill for pronunciation/stress Erase answers Drill again

Pre-Listening 2 - vocab development through speaking (7-8 minutes) • Provide speaking practice in using the vocabulary and reinforce understanding of meaning.

Provide practice at using the language through asking and answering questions. Instructions: 1) Work with a partner and ask each other the questions on your handout. 2) Speak for a few minutes 3) Monitor and collate feedback 4) Use whiteboard for error correction and reformulation.

Listening #1 (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening task

Present picture on whiteboard of Charlie and Ali. Students need to answer a gist question about the dialogue. Instructions- 1) Look at the board - this is Charlie and Ali. Do they have a good relationship? 2) Look at the questions - can you guess the answers? 3) Ok now listen to a conversation between Charlie and Ali and check your answers. 4) Check with your table 5) Elicit answers and feedback.

Listening #2 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging specific information listening task

Students listen for specific detail in the dialogue. Instructions: 1) Present slide of listening1 2) Unfold the handout 3) Read and guess the answers - you have 1 minute 4) Now listen and check your answers 5) Check with your partner 6) Present answers on whiteboard, read them out 7) did you get them right?

Listening #3 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging deduction listening task.

Present listening 2 on whiteboard - students to work out meaning of 3 new phrases Instructions: 1) You have 3 more questions 2) word or a sentence and a definition - choose A or B 3) you have 1 minute to think and guess 4) listen 1 more time 5) Check your answers with another table 6) Elicit answers - underline the correct answers

Post-Listening (2-3 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Language analysis: Present slide of final three vocab items Concept check the pictures Is this easy or difficult? Difficult - it's tough! Was there a problem? Yes Am I angry/sad now? Yes Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Bad Do I want you to do it? No Will you do it? Maybe

Speaking practice (3-6 minutes) • To provide students with an opportunity to respond to the text and talk about it

Students will discuss the topic Instructions 1) In pairs, talk about living at home when you are a student. 2) Here are some questions for you to practice with your partner 3) Hand out, monitor 4) Present reformulation/error correction

Web site designed by: Nikue