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Deren Doğan TP-6
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson students will practice listening in the context of feelings. Also they will be exposed to vocabulary about thanking, apologising and reacting to news while listening.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about conversations between two co-workers in the context of feelings

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide vocabulary clarification and practice of reacting to news, thanking and apologising


Warmer/Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1.Ss will see one of the photos in the book, then they will be asked "Can you guess where they know each other from?" (From work/They are co-workers.) 2. What are they doing? Do they look happy?

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

1.Ss will see 4 pictures taken at different times of two co-workers in a workplace on the WB. 2. They will be asked to look at the pictures and try to guess what is happening, how the people feel and how Jean-Paul and Rachel feel about each other. Discuss in pairs. 3. Ask Ss to take notes because they will check their ideas after listening to the text. If necessary: -Where are they? What's she doing? What is it? Is she happy? -Is it the same day? What's she doing? Is she happy? -What are they talking about? How does he feel? -What's she doing? Why? Helpful Words: 1. a present - birthday 2. a letter - a job 3. sister - a baby- cinema 4. happy - a job

While-Listening #1 (6-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

1. Ss will listen the recording - conversations between two co-workers. (Posing after every conversation can allow them take notes easily!) 2. They will be asked to get the general idea of the text. 3. After listening, they will be asked to check whether their ideas are the same or not with their guesses. Also they will check with their pairs if they have the same answers. Possible answers to questions: Dialog A: It's her birthday. He has given her a cactus. Dialog B. She doesn't get a job with NBS. Dialog C: She didn't go to the cinema. Her sister phoned. Dialog D: She got a new job. She's moving away. They are just colleagues and friends. He likes her a lot, but she isn't interested in him.

While Listening #2 (8-11 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

1. Ss will have already listened the recording once. 2. Ss will try to guess the gaps in the sentences with their pairs (HO-2). 3. They will listen the recording again. 4. In groups, they will check their answers (an answer key will be provided at the end).

Post-Listening (10-13 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

First, 1. Ss will receive HO3. 2. Ss will be asked when we use the expressions in the box. For example: When someone gives us a good news, what can we say? (That’s great! / Congratulation. / Well done!) If someone gives us a bad news, what can we say? (I’m sorry to hear that. / I’m really sorry. / That’s not good.) To show gratitude, what can we say? (Thanks very much. / Cheers. / That’s very kind of you.) When you did something bad, what can we say to make up? (I’d like to apologize. / Sorry. / I’m really sorry.) - That's great! ...: someone has had good news or has done something good - I'm sorry...: someone has had bad news. - Thanks...: you want to say thank you (e.g. someone gives you a present) - I'd like to...: you want to say sorry (you've done something bad/negative) 3. Ss will put the correct expressions in the box to the correct group. They will check in groups. Then, we will listen to the recording 2.46 to check the answers. Listen again and repeat the expressions. Second, 4. Ss will look at the descriptions of conversation 1 and 3, and find two expressions Jean-Paul uses to respond to apology and two expressions he uses to respond to thanks. 5. They will see the answers written on the board. Third, 6. Play the recording 2.47. Write the expressions on the WB. A. Thanks very much. B. I'd like to apologize. That's great! I'm sorry to hear that. 7. Ask students if they notice anything. (the speakers voice goes up and down). 8. Ask how the expressions sound different. (A. The voice goes up then down at the end- to express surprise and pleasure. B. The voice stays low - to express sadness.)

Freer Practice (4-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of thanking and apologising vocabulary

1. Ss will be sorted in pairs. 2. They will choose one of the pictures at the beginning of the lesson, and then role-play Jean-Paul and Rachel's conversation. 3.Change roles and role play the same or another conversation.

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