Liliya Liliya

Listening and speaking
Intermediate level


At the beginning of this lesson the students will discuss world-famous entrepreneurs and the products they invented. Then they will listen a text about two products which were presented on Dragons' Den - a British reality TV programme - and how successful they were. They will also have a speaking practice and they will take part in a role play where they present a new product to the class as if they were appearing on the programme.


Abc Handout
Abc Power Point slides

Main Aims

  • To provide prediction, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about presenting new products in the context of Dragons' Den reality TV programme

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of presenting new products at Dragons' Den TV programme


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

The teacher shows the students a PP slide with the pictures of world-famouse entrepreneurs who invented famous products and elicits from the students who they are and why they are famous.

Pre-Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher gives the students the pictures of two products. The students in groups discuss what kind of products they are. The teacher elicits some of their ideas and writes them on the WB. The teacher pre-teaches some vocabulary from the text eliciting it from the students.

While-Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging listening for prediction and for specific information tasks

The students listen to the text and check if their ideas were right. Feedback - pointing to the WB to the correct ideas and who guessed about them. After that the students have to listen again and find out exactly what makes these products special. Then they discuss their answers in groups. Feedback - the teacher checks their ideas.

While-Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed listening task

The teacher tells the students that they are going to listen to the next part of the text and to answer true/false questions on the handout. The students do this task individually. Then listen again and check their answers in pairs. Feedback - the teacher elicits their answers asking students from different groups.

Post-Listening (12-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

The teacher gives the students the cards with different products. They have to choose one product that they want to present to the class together. They have to imagine that they are going to appear on Dragons' Den programme. They are given questions that will help them to describe the aspects of their product. There is also the language they must use at the presentation stage. The students work in groups. Then each group presents their product and the other students are investors who must choose the product they will invest their money in.

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