Arash Arash

A1 level


In this lesson students will have 2 listening exercise where they have to listen and complete some information in the context of birthdays.the teacher will also try to exploit the context by getting them to talk about their birthdays.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about birthday presents

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of new vocabulary in the context of birthday


Lead-in+ pre-teach vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • to get the students engaged in the context of the lesson

the teacher will show some pictures to elicit the word birthday, after that some pictures of activities that people often do on their birthdays are shown and the words are elicited.then the students are put in pairs and asked to talk about how they celebrate their birthdays.after that they report to class what their partners do on their birthdays.

listening for gist (5-7 minutes) • to have the students listen and find out what the conversation is about

the teacher will tell students that they will listen to a conversation about somebody's birthday and they should answer the question: How does he feel about his birthday? students will listen and then check their answers in pairs and later it will checked one more as a whole class activity.

listening for specific information (8-9 minutes) • To practice listening to further familiarize learners with the text

The students will be given the script with some gaps to fill in,they will listen one more time and try to fill in the gaps with correct words,then correct answers are given and they practice the conversations in pairs.

Speaking task (4-5 minutes) • to provide an opportunity to personalize the topic

the teacher will ask the students to discuss how they would like to do on their next birthdays in pairs for 2 minutes and then tell the class about their partners.

prediction (5-7 minutes) • to encourage students to think about the content of the text and give them a reason to listen

pictures of three speakers are shown to the students and they're asked to think about what they think the speakers would like to have as birthday present and why.they work in pairs and discuss their reasons,after the pairwork the teacher takes some whole class feedback.

listening for specific information (5-6 minutes) • to check if their predictions are right

after predicting the presents,the listening task is played and students are asked to listen and check their predictions.then they check their answers one more time in pairs and after that whole class.

listening for detail • to practice listening for detailed comprehension for learners to understand the text in depth

the teacher will give the students the table and ask them to listen again and check their answers after.then the teacher asks students randomly to read out the correct answers.

Speaking task (5-6 minutes) • to develop oral fluency on the topic

the students are put in new pairs and asked to talk about what they would like to get as a birthday present and why.they should also make notes of their partners' answers so that they can report to class later on.

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