Abdulla ELKiswani Abdulla ELKiswani

Listening lesson, Renting a flat
Elementary level

Materials

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about conversation in the context of renting a flat.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in the post-listening productive skill stage of the lesson.
  • To provide vocabulary and only the necessary pronunciation of words that are difficult to pronounce.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage students and activate their schemata

Greeting: 1. Set the context (story): information about flat. (to be declared in prediction task) 2. I have 2 rooms in my house. how about you? Task #1 1. In pairs, in twos; ask your friend, how many bedrooms are there in your home? • ICQ: are you going to ask your friend? • ICQ: are you going to ask about the number of rooms? 2. Feedback technique: • Students nominate each other to say the answer, thus, avoiding whole class discussion from the interaction pattern T-S point of view and increasing STT on the other side.

Prediction Task (1-2 minutes) • To draw students' attention and create interest in the topic.

I will display pictures and images on the WB using a powerpoint slide and/or handouts (plan B in case the projector didn't work). Then will ask students to predict what the context of our lesson is about today. I will give students 2 minutes.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • To teach "blocking" vocabulary

In this stage, I will use a handout for students to match the words with the images as a method of pre-teaching vocabulary while using a student-centered learning. The vocabulary list below: 1. Flat 2. Rent 3. Estate agent 4. Advertisement (advert) 5. Living room 6. Order Task Instructions: 1. Match the words alone 2. Pair-check with your friend 3. ICQs • Are you going to match the words with the images? • Are you going to do it alone? Feedback • I will elicit the answers from students and write the answers on the WB. (no need to ask for reasons behind the answers because there are no reasons).

While- Gist Listening (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with a task that creates general understanding of the topic

Pair=work task: Listen to the exercise and answer the following question: What is the conversation about: 1. Renting flat 2. Buying a flat 3. Selling a flat Feedback 1. I will nominate a student to tell the answer

While- Listening for specific information (3-6 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging listening task before the next detailed listening task

Ex- GW, PW task: Listen and answer the question: ICQs: • Are you going to listen to the recording? • Are you going to answer the question in pairs? 1. How many children does he have? Feedback: 1. Pair-check your answer with your friend. 2. I will elicit the answers by nominating students.

While- Detailed Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening task(s)

Ex6 – PW, GW task: 1. I will distribute a handout of ex6a only. 2. Now Listen to the recording to find two things you think are good about this flat: 3. ICQs • Are you going to listen to the recording? • Are you going to find two good things? 4. Pair-check your answers with your friend. Feedback: 1. I will elicit the answers from students and the reasons behind their choices. 1. I will tell the student to write the answer on the WB. Ex6b – Listen and answer the question: 2. Now you will listen to Alex talk to an estate agent about the flat. Put the things they talk about in order. a) The furniture b) The bathroom c) The kitchen d) The bedrooms e) The rent f) Shops 3. ICQs • Are you going to listen again? • Are you going to find the order of information? 4. Check your answers with your friend. (pair-check) 5. Feedback • I will elicit the answers and write them on the WB; no reason to elicit reasons behind their choices because this is a listening and that was the conversation, so there is no reason for such question. Ex7 – Listen again. Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)? 1. ICQs • Are you going to listen again? • Are you going to know if the sentences are true or false? 2. True or False Sentences • There is some furniture in the flat. • There isn’t a TV in the flat. • The estate agent says both bedrooms are big. • Alex hasn’t got any children. • The estate agent says there isn’t a cooker. • There aren’t any shops near the flat. • The rent is 700 GBP a month. • Alex wants to see the flat. 3. Feedback: • Then students will mingle with each other to check their answers. • I will then elicit the answers by nominating students to write the answer on the WB (I will ask them why they chose each answer). Ex3 – read the questions below and listen to the recording and answer the questions. • Where is the flat? • How much is the rent every month? • How many bedrooms are there in the flat? • How many chairs are there in the flat? • How much furniture is there in the flat? • How do you get more information about the flat? ICQs: 1. Are you going to listen to the recording? 2. Are you going to answer the questions? Pair-check Feedback: I will give them the answer key.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide Ss with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned by practicing speaking with their colleagues

Group Task: CCQs 1. Does Alex like the new flat? 2. Do you like your house? Ex5 – 1. Stand up, and talk to two people and ask them the following questions about their home. ICQs 1. Are you going to ask your friend? 2. Are you going to ask them about their home? The Questions for PW task 1. How many people live in your home? 2. How many rooms are there? 3. How much furniture is there in your living room? 4. How many TVs have you got? 5. How much time do you spend watching TV every day? 6. How many phones are there? 7. How much time do you spend on the phone every day? 8. How many pictures are there in your living room?

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