Benjamin Benjamin

Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson students are going to practice their listening skills in the context of dinner dates. They are also going to practice how to formulate requests and the correct intonation.


Main Aims

  • To provide Ss a chance to listen for details

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a requests in the context of dinner dates


Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • Introduce the lesson topic

T writes 'dinner date' on the board. T asks students to comment with their partner what they think the meaning is. T elicits the meaning from various groups.

Speaking pre-task (4-6 minutes) • To get students engaged in the topic

T tells the students they are going to talk about a dinner date but first the are going to answer some questions. These questions are going to help them organize their ideas. T gives the Ss the questions. T explains meaning of words like 'special occasion, decorated and calamari'

Speaking task (8-10 minutes) • To practice fluency

T puts students in pairs and asks them to describe the meal.

pre-listening task (8-10 minutes) • To introduce the students to the listening text

T gives Ss a HO and asks them to work in pairs. Ss should describe to each other what is happening and what they are saying. They should also guess who Nigel, Derek and Camilla are T asks Ss what are their speculations

Listening task 1 (8-10 minutes) • Listen for details

T explains that we are going to listen to 3 conversations that correspond to the 3 pictures. T explains the meaning of different types of water from the text: sparkling, still, tap and also ice and slice. T asks students to listen and find out what mistakes can they find in the pictures compared to what the are listening to. The listening will be stopped at the end of each conversation. Ss are asked to comment with their partner. Teacher elicits the mistakes from the Ss If students struggle with this task T can demonstrate with the first conversation and picture.

Listening task 2 (8-10 minutes) • Listen for details

T gives Ss a Handout and tells them to listen for the details. T writes the answers on the board and gets FB from the students. Students will have the transcript for the FB. We will just check ones students have failed.

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