Kaouther Kaouther

Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will have practised listening in the context of annoying rules. After the lead-in, Ss will listen to 6 people talking about rules that annoy them and have to identify them. Then they will be given a matching activity after which they get to listen again and check if their matching was correct or not. Then they will write in their diaries about a horrible day caused by annoying rules in Tunisia.


Abc Diaries
Abc cut-up phrases that express annoyance
Abc Listening record - Annoying rules
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Projector
Abc Papers
Abc Hand-outs
Abc Answer keys

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice in the context of annoying rules

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a essay in the context of annoying rules


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

Tell the Ss a story about my car to introduce the concept of "annoying rules" then ask them what they think of this rule (Try to elicit the word "annoying").

Pre-Listening (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Pre-vocab: Aeroplane: put a picture and elicit the US name for it then give them the UK version. maiden name: CCQs: is she married? Does she have a surname before marriage? What is it called? Do men have maiden names? check out: put a picture and elicit it from them. CCQs: Where is he? Is he leaving the hotel? What is he doing?

While-Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening

Give the Ss the first task handout. Instruction: ask them to listen to the recording and take note about the annoying rules the 6 people are talking about. They're going to work individually. ICQs: how many people are in the recording? Demonstration: do the first one together. Ask them to check in pairs then if there are issues play the recording as a check then use the projector to show the answer key.

While-Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging scanning for specific information listening task

Give Ss cut-up phrases from the listening record that express annoyance. Instruction: ask them to match the phrases in pairs. ICQs: are you going to work in groups? Demonstration: ask them to come and do the first one together. Ask them to stand up and check with other pairs then put the listening track again. Provide answer key afterwards.

Post-Listening (13-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Finish the story of my horrible day with the Ss. Give Ss their diaries. Instruction: ask them to work individually and write in their diaries about a day that went horribly wrong because of 3 or 4 annoying rules. ICQs: How many annoying rules are you going to write about? Are you going to work in pairs? If there's time, let them exchange diaries.

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