Maryam Maryam

Regrets and wishes
Upper-Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson students will listen to a piece of listening about regrets and wishes and afterward they are going to discuss it in their groups. Students will practice both receptive and productive skills.


Abc Hand-outs

Main Aims

  • To provide in the context of Regrets and wishes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conver in the context of Regrets and wishes


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

I'll tell them a short story about my life and the biggest regret in my life and then ask to talk about the biggest regrets in their lives in their groups.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I'm going to show the students 5 pictures related to 5 speakers in the task and I wil ask them to answer this question: "what are these people's regrets?" in their groups. I'll give them 3 minutes to talk about the pictures and questions. Then I'll give the handouts and ask them to read part "a" of the listening.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I'll play the listening and let the students answer the questions. Then students will check their answers with their peers while I am monitoring them. Then As the fb I'll nominate one student from each group and ask her/him his or her answers I ask students if they agree with her/her

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

I'll ask students to read part b of the listening task. Play the audio again give them enough time to answer the questions individually and then again I'll ask them to peer check. This time as l'll hang the answers on the wall so students will stand up check the answers and sit down again.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

There are four sentences in exercise 'c' post reading task, students should read them and takk about them all, but I'm going to print them and cut them separately and give each students one of these handouts. Sentences are printed in colourful papaers. Different colours should find each other and talk make a small group and discuss the topics, I will monitor them as they are talking and write down their mistakes. I also provided another task as well. Students will be divided to A and B they work in groups of 2. Students A fill the part A , and students B fill the part B. They trade their papers, and share their opinions in their groups

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