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Everyday Life - Listening & Speking - Mustafa Fouda
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice listening for gist & for specific info and detail in the context of things in common. Then I will ask them to ask each other some questions and share them in pairs in order to practice less controlled speaking.


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Abc Listening & Speaking Tasks Handout (New Cutting Edge)
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Main Aims

  • To practise listening for specific info and detail in the context of thing in common

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise less controlled speaking


Stage 1 (Warm-up & Lead-in) (5-6 minutes) • To get students' minds around the topic

T shows ss a picture and asks them what the people in the picture are doing and why they're sitting together. T asks ss to work in groups to write questions they may ask someone to know more about him. T will ask a student from each group to ask a questions to another student from another group.

Stage 2 (5-6 minutes) • To practise listening for gist

T demonstrate Ex.1 p.32 with the class, then has them listen and number. T lets ss listen once, check in pairs, then listen again, and provide the answers.

Stage 3 (4-5 minutes) • To set the context

T gets students familiar with the phrase 'have something in common'. T provides clear examples. For example, T chooses a student and ask: Do you like vegetables? Student answers 'yes'. Then T asks two or three more ss until he gets a 'no answer'. the students will get the idea.

Stage 4 (8-9 minutes) • To practise listening for specific info and detail

T do the first listening example in Ex.2 p.32 with the class. Then ss will listen, check together, listen again and provide an answer key. Ss will write the answers on the board.

Stage 5 (10-11 minutes) • To practise less controlled speaking

T uses Ex.3 as a way to prepare ss for Ex.1 Speaking. T use the dialogue across the class using open pairs encouraging them to add other activities. T demonstrates Ex,1 speaking. Ss write 4/5 questions. T monitors and helps where necessary.

Stage 6 (production) (9-10 minutes) • To let students use what they've learnt throughout the lesson

T asks ss to ask each other the questions as a mingling activity. T plays lively music and lets them enjoy themselves.

Early finishers activity (3-4 minutes) • to get the early finishers engaged

T asks early finishers to see if they if they can find two people who have something in common with them

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