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TP 2
Intermediate level


Listening skills for travel related conversation and practical information in big cities.


Main Aims

  • Developping listening skills in relation to orientation and travel in big cities making use of relevant verb collocations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To gain accuracy in speaking practice with contexts of travel and orientation in big cities


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask Ss: How many different transport vehicles are there in Istanbul? Get them in pairs and have them write a list, together with which one is most popular, yet which one is most effective, and why? Have w/c feedback and write them on the wb.

Pre-Reading/Listening (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Give students the crossword puzzle and have them work on them in pairs. Project the puzzle and have some of the teams draw on the wb. Tell the winner who found most words. Show the key.

Pre-Reading/Listening #2 (5-6 minutes) • To prepare Ss to the reading

Ask Ss if anybody went to Edinburgh, give Ss the pronunciation and project the video on Edinburgh.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (15-16 minutes) • To provide students the use of transport collocations in Edinburgh text

Ask students to read and choose the best options in ex 2 in pair. Give 5 min. Ask them the verbs and write them on the wb during class feedback. Ask them what can be done with the verb "catch". Make a mind map with answers. Distribute papers (A5) to groups of 3 or 4 and tell them to choose one of those verbs and make the same. Check if all the verbs are chosen. Give them tape and tell them to stick their papers on the wall and visit other exhibitions. They can add up new ones if they find in those exhibitions.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask students to choose a city that they think they know good and first pair up by city and write a touristic guide of "Welcome to ... " until the end and then stick them on the wall, to choose the best touristic guide: They are going to put a cross to the one they think best and then we're going to count them.

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