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Teaching Practice 6 -Levent Bek
Elementary level


In this lesson, ss are introduced to the grammar topic through different listening tasks.The lesson starts with a small discussion about a photo. Ss are introduced to the lexis within the listening tasks.Ss later listen people talking about their birthday parties. Ss listen for gist, specific and detailed information. The lessons ends with a free speaking activity based on the context of the listening tasks.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about was/were in the context of birthdays

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T projects a photo on the board.T says he is going to tell them a story. "Here's my family.One month ago, I and my family were on holiday in Spain. It was so beatiful and and the people were friendly. But the weather was horrible. It was very cold. She is my sister. It was her birthday. We had a small birthday party for her. She was very happy. Our holiday was fantastic." Then T asks ss to look at another picture . T says it was also birthday of a person in the picture. T asks ss to work in pairs and discuss the relationship between people, how old they are and whose birthday party was it. T elicits the answers from ss.

Teaching the lexis (8-9 minutes) • to help ss with the listening task

T gives ss some cut-outs. T asks them to work in pairs and match the words with their opposites. T asks ss to check other pairs answers. T takes feedback from students. T shows a photo of Queen Elizabeth. T drills the meaning of "coronation" by asking questions. T marks the phonemes for coronation.T marks the phonemes for birthday and beer. T asks where the stress is. T takes feedback.

Gist-Listening (3-4 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T says that ss are going to listen a text about Rebecca and her grandmother. T asks if *margaret's birthday party was good or not? Why? T plays the audio once. T asks ss to discuss their answers with their partner. T takes feedback from the WC.

Specific Listening (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T says that ss are going to listen Rebecca and her grandmother again. T gives a handout. T asks ss to read and answer the questions on their own. T asks ss to check their answers with their partner. T plays the audio one more time. T takes feedback from different groups. T projects the answers on the board. T gives some time to check their answers.

Detailed Listening (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T asks ss to listen one more time. T gives a handout with questions on it. T asks ss to listen and answer the questions. Ss check their answers with their partner. T plays the audio again. T takes feedback from students.

Post-Listening Speaking activity (7-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T asks ss to think about their last birthday. T gives them one min.T gives them a handout with some adjectives that were covered at the beginning of the lesson.T demonstrate the activity with a ss.T asks ss to stand up and talk about their last birthday with other ss.T monitors the ss and write them their errors. T takes feedback from tow or three students. T writes some sentences on the board. T asks in pairs and correct the sentences on the board. T takes feedback from the ss.

Extra Speaking Activity (5-6 minutes) • to expand what they've learned

T says they are going to play a game. T demonstrates the game with a student.T says "It was my birthday yesterday."T throws the ball to a ss.The ss makes another sentence. The ss throws the ball and it goes on like that. T asks ss to make a big circle.T starts the game.

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