Amy - TP: 1a music
Pre - Int level


In this lesson, students will refresh their knowledge of music vocabulary. They will listen to a girl talking about music in her home country (Trinidad), practice listening for the gist followed by a specific listening task. They will follow this up with a group based task to find the correct endings for a number of incomplete sentences.


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Main Aims

  • To practise listening for gist and detail with reference to music

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learning or recycling vocabulary related to music.


Lead in (3-4 minutes) • to engage the students and elicit the topic and context of the lesson

Display images related to music and instruments on the board and ask the students to guess the topic that we will talk about. Elicit the names of some instruments from the students

Pre- Listening 1 (4-6 minutes) • to make to topic of music accessible

Put the students into pairs, put the three questions from Ex 1 onto the board and ask them to discuss. Elicit answers from a few students as a whole class

Pre- Listening 2 (4-5 minutes) • To prepare the students for the listening

show the students the three images from p.10 and elicit names and check spelling and pronunciation. Elicit where Trinidad is, show a picture' as students to guess which instrument is played there. Show a picture of Natalie and tell them they will listen to an interview with her

Gist listening (5-7 minutes) • to provide students will a more general idea of the listening

Play the recording Give out the questions from Ex. 2 (side A) Ask the students to try and answer the questions ( in pairs in needed) Whole class feedback

Detailed Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging listening

Ask the students to look at the 5 T/F questions (side B). Ss listen and decide if they are true or false. ( T can play again if needed) WCFB ask the students to all stand-up, go through the questions one by one and ask the students who think the answer is false to sit down.

Post-listening (10-11 minutes) • to provide the student with a chance to use the sentences they listened to

T Puts the students into 4 or 5 groups (depending on numbers) using the A-B-C-D (-E) method. While the students find their groups the T puts endings around the room. Nominate a writer for each group and give S a copy of the sentences without endings. Ss walk around the room in groups and try to match the endings to the correct sentence. First group to finish is the winning group. Show the answers on the board and all other students can write down the answers.

final discussion (4-5 minutes) • to give the students a chance to share their ideas about music

Students can discuss personal music preferences in their groups (or in pairs withing their group) and try to find someone with a similar music taste to them.

If - Time activity (5-6 minutes) • on the spot vocabulary recycling

A chain game, the T starts I can play Violin and the students to take it in turns to say the name of an instrument ( or music genre, as there are a lot of students). S who cannot think of an instrument are out.

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