Alaa Emam Alaa Emam

First Meetings, Listening & Speaking
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice listening and speaking. I will lead a speaking activity as an ice breaker for 2 minutes. Then, I will ask them to discuss a couple of question in pairs and share it with the class. They will practice listening for gist and for details.The lesson will finish with a speaking activity as a follow up task.


Abc Speaking task 2
Abc Listening task 2
Abc Listening task 1

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency


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

Warmer: Egyptian customs and culture / stereotypes which things make you a typical Egyptian?” I will board the following 1 ________________ 2 ____________ 3_____________ 4____________ 5____________ Students work in groups to prepare answers.I will make it a little game (they win points for each correct answer). Five possible answers for the above: not standing in lines, drinking tea, eating Falafel, taking private lessons in high school, used to drive through crowded roads.

Pre-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Lead in - Have you ever met a famous person? If not, who would you like to meet most? SS discuss in pairs. I will introduce key vocabulary: stand in line, accidentally, bump into

While-Listening #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening task

* Ask Ss to Look at the photos and read the names. * Play the record, pausing after each speaker to allow Ss time to write. * Check the answer with the whole class.

While-Listening #2 (6-9 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

* Listen again and make notes about : when and where people met? what they said to each other?

Post-Listening (7-9 minutes) • follow up task. engage Ss in a speaking activity.

Ss in pairs discuss questions in exercise 1.

Content / language feedback (3-5 minutes) • to correct slips in grammar and pronunciation that I noticed while monitoring Ss during speaking

Ex. I heard someone saying " He have a strong body." Is it correct? How do we correct it?

Fast finisher activity (3-5 minutes) • engage Ss who finished early in a writing activity

Write a paragraph about you favorite celebrity. Who is he? What makes him so special? Have you met him before?

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