Amy - TP: 6a my home town
Beginner level


In this lesson, Ss learn some new and review some previously learnt vocabulary about towns, they then listen to a conversation about Susan's hometown and complete a gist and listening for details task. As a post-listening activity, Ss are given a few minutes to prepare some notes about their home town or neighbourhood, they will present them to the class and the class will guess where they live.


Abc Detailed listening questions
Abc listening
Abc Gist questions
Abc WB
Abc Vocab cards

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about Susan's home town

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and review of places around the town, as well as giving Ss an opportunity to describe their own home town


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

T shows Ss a picture of a town and a picture of a tourist/ friend with suitcase. elicit from Ss what is happening

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To pre teach vocabulary and fully prepare students for listening and make it accessible

Ss will be given a matching exercise, with pictures and vocabulary about places around the town, such a shops. Mime and say " match the pictures and words" Compare in pairs, WCFB on the WB Followed by pronunciation drills

While-Listening #1 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging gist listening tasks

T introduces Susan again. Ss listen once and try to order the main things she talks about in the conversation. Ss check in pairs and each pair writes 1 answer on the board

While-Listening #2 (9-11 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, listening task

Ss will listen to the conversation (x2) and answer Qs 2-7 by circling the correct part of the sentence FB in pairs WCFB

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

Ss will be given a few mins to collect ideas about their hometown or neighbourhood. Guide sheet for notes + demo from teacher if needed Without saying the nameof their hometown/ neighbourhood Ss present ideas to the class, other Ss should guess the name of the hometown. Ss can ask extra questions to find out more information. "are you working together?' -[no] " Do you tell us your hometown's name?" - [no]

If time (3-4 minutes) • to give the students a chance to improve

T writes some incorrect sentences on the wb from the speaking activity and correct together

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