Burcak Bayram Burcak Bayram

Teaching Practice 6
Elementary level


In this lesson Ss will be shown some words with missing words with categories in the context of 'shopping'. They will become familiar with the lexis regarding the context of shopping. Then they will listen to a conversation of Martina and Alex and they will complete the activity with the words they hear. Then Ss will do role-playing creating their own dialogues.


Abc Recordings
Abc HOs
Abc Cut-ups
Abc Projector
Abc Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with practice on sub-skills of ''Listening'' including ''Listening for specific information'' through a recording.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency oral practice in a 'freer-post-listening task' in the context of 'shopping'.


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

Stick some pictures of different shops on the classroom walls. Tell Ss that you need to go shopping. Project the ppt with words and categories. Tell Ss that it's your shopping list and they have to complete the words for you to complete your shopping. Get them in pairs and tell them to complete the words and categories.

Pre-Listening Vocabulary (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Tell Ss that there are some pictures around the classroom. Tell them that you have cut-ups with the names of the shops. Get them in groups and tell them to move around the class and stick them on the right pictures. ICQ: Demonstrate them the activity. After they do the activity, ask them if they agree. Correct if there's anything wrong. Tell them to take look at the slide on the WB ask them the following question: " Where can I buy vegetables and fruit?", "Where can I get meat?". Tell them that the answers are on the pictures. "Now complete this exercise with the words on the walls". Get them in pairs. Give them the HO with exercise V5.3. Project the exercise on the WB and elicit their answers. Show them the slides with the same pictures on the walls and tell them to say what it is and ask them what we can buy from these shops: " stamps from post office, aspirin from a chemist's, cigarettes from a kiosk, dictionary from a bookshop, bread from a baker's, TV or sofa from a department store". CCQ: Where do you buy stamps? Post office. Show them possessive 's at the end of many shops and that the person who owns the shop is called a chemist or a baker. Drill.

While-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with gist and specific information listening task

Tell Ss they are going to listen to two people at the shops. Tell them to listen and decide which shops are they in. Elicit Ss' answers. (a department store, a greengrocer's) Tell Ss that they are going to listen to it again and fill in the gaps of what they buy. Give them the HO. Project the answer key. Project exercise 4b. And underline "Let me see and Err" and ask Ss why do they use it. Then underline "I'll think about it" and tell them that it's a polite way to say that we don't want to buy something at the moment. CCQ: Give them another example of 'I'll think about it' from your own life.

Post-Vocabulary (10-14 minutes) • To clarify some vocabulary used in the listening passage

Project exercise 4. Underline "This one?", "The green ones?" Ask them what does 'one' refer to in the first sentence. Tell them it's the sofa. Tell them in English we try to avoid repeating words in a sentence. We replace nouns with one or ones. Underline sofa and apples. Ask them which one is plural and which one is singular. We use one in place of a singular noun and ones in place of a plural noun. Project exercise 6a on the WB and tell Ss to replace the nouns in bold to 'one' and 'ones' in pairs. Ss listen to the recording R5.8 and check

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide SS with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learnt.

Tell Ss to write their own shop conversation and practice them in pairs. Tell them one of the pairs will be the customer and the other one will be shop assistant. Monitor their mistakes.

Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To clarify Ss' mistakes after post-listening speaking activity

Write their mistakes on the WB and ask them to identify the mistakes.

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