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A day in the life of Lois Maddox
beginners level


In this lesson, students learn some new vocabulary through listening tasks. The lesson starts with a listening task about Lois's day. Students listen and fill the gaps with the correct verbs that are already in the 3rd person form of the present simple. This is followed by another listening task of a conversation between Lois and her brother Elliot. It's where students learn how to put the vocabulary learnt in the right context. students put the sentences of the dialogue in the right order, listen to it, drill it, and then play it in pairs.


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Main Aims

  • To provide specific information and gist listening practice using a text about a day in the life of Lois Maddox

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for making conversations


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To connect my context with the previous lesson and engage students.

T projects two pictures of Elliot and Lois. T tries to make them guess the connection between them. " who is he? who is she? what do you think is the type of the relationship between them?"

Pre-Listening (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening task and make it accessible.

Pre-teach vocabulary: T projects 5 pictures of Lois doing different things. T elicits the target vocabulary from sts. " think for a minute about what Lois is doing in every picture" T explains for sts that these are verbs that are used to describe an action. T drills the verbs with the sts.

While-Listening tasks (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and help them get an overview of the topic.

Listening for Gist: T plays the recording. T gives instructions. "listen carefully to the recording and tell me hat is it about" T asks sts to talk about it with their partners T asks some questions to guide them. " what do you think this recording was talking about?" " was it talking about Elliot? Lois?" ==== Lois "was it talking about her favourite sport?"=== no " was it giving is a description of her day" === yes

While-Listening tasks (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed and inference listening tasks

Listening for specific information: activity1: T chesting the HO T gives the sts the HO T asks sts to read it first. T asks sts to listen and fill the gaps T gives instructions " look at exercise 1, you have 2 min to read the text" " there are 12 gaps in the text" " listen to the recording and fill the gaps" "work individually" ICQ s how many gaps we have?=====12 what do we have to do?======listen and fill them are you working in pairs ?==== no, individually T asks sts to check in pairs T projects the text and asks sts to go to the board and write the answers. activity2: T elicits the answers of 2 questions from sts " from the previous text , who does Lois phone sometimes? her mom? " ==== Elliot "where does Elliot live"? "do you remember?===== New York T cut up the sentences of the dialogue and put them on 2 different chairs. T divides the sts into 2 groups.(A and B) T divides the WB into two sides ( A and B ) T explains to sts that this dialogue is about a phone call between Elliot and Lois. T gives instructions " I want you to compete and stick these sentences in the right order"" the first to finish is the winner" T plays the recording and asks sts to check the order. " listen and ckeck the order of the dialogue you put on the WB" T gives them the HO of the dialogue T projects the dialogue on the board T plays the recording and drill ot with sts T explains some vocabulary. T asks sts to practice the phone conversation in pairs.

Post-Listening task (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity for more practice, participation in the class and to personalise the topic.

T projects 5 verbs and asks sts to write 5 sentences using these verbs. T gives an example by describing her day T gives instructions " each one of you write 5 sentences about you using these 5 verbs on the board" " you have 5 minutes. ICQs how many verbs we have? === 5 how many sentences should we write?=== 5 how many minutes.====5 Sts share their sentences with their partners.

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