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Ümit Kış . 31 May 2017 . TP 1b
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will talk about their interests through some visuals based upon a listening track. Related vocabulary and pronunciation will be practiced throughout the listening. This is followed by gist listening and detailed listening. Ss will work in pairs and groups. Finally, Ss will be encouraged to react the listening with matching exercises and mind-map in terms of Ss' personal interests in PW or GW. Error correction might be made.


Abc Audio CD Track 1.7 ( English Unlimited Pre-Int, Unit 1.3, Cambridge University Press )
Abc Cut up vocabulary from task 1,3,4( adapted from English Unlimited Pre-Int, Unit 1.3, Cambridge University Press)
Abc Pictures of personal interests (Google Images)

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and specific information listening practice by using the audio script about interests.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking practice in a conversation in the context of interests.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and activate Ss' prior knowledge

T will chest some pictures about personal interests, and ask Ss what are these pictures about. T will activate their ideas about the topic. Ss look at the board and start to discuss in PW about what are they interested in. T-S task feedback (elicit some ideas) T will give HO about Ex 1., make the students work in group. T-S task feedback in necessary areas.

Pre-listening (1-2 minutes) • To prepare the students for the text and make it concise and clear

T will ask some questions to elicit the word "motorcycle" and ask the students like where we can ride motorbikes (i.e. on main roads, in forests etc.) Elicit the connection. Pre-teach key vocabulary. e.g. : biking, get into biking; fascinating, experience, expect, relaxed, frightening.

During listening - Gist listening (1.7 audio script) (4-5 minutes) • To practice listening by providing less challenging gist listening

T will allow students to read the question from the WB and discuss in PW before playing recording. T will tell the Ss are going to listen an interview with a motorcyclist named Li. T will ask ICQ before listening. Check with their partner then WCFB will be given.

During listening - Detailed listening (1.7 audio script) (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening

T will hand out sentences. Let them check the questions in pairs. T asks whether the Ss can remember what Li says about. Then WCFB will be given. T will ask how they remember. If it is needed, the audio track might be listened once.

Post-listening (10-12 minutes) • To develop oral fluency on the topic

T will give instructions about the last HO which consisted of matching exercise. T will let them in pairs to discuss the possible answers, and then give an answer key. T will drill the pronunciation of the phrases about Li's past and present interests.

Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To allow students to practise speaking

T will draw a 'mind-map' related to your personal interests and uses it as an activating tool to talk about it. Drill some stems, phrases. T will make a big mind-map on WB, and engage all students to add an interest to this map. PW, GW, WC can be set also. Error correction might be made.

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