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"My Ibiza" Listening Lesson
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, sts practice listening in the context of three people's lives in Ibiza. After listening exercises, sts do a lexis activity which contains some informal expressions from the tape. At the last stage, students do a free speaking practice about their own experiences related to the topic to improve fluency.


Abc Matching Exercise Sheet
Abc True/False Question Sheet
Abc Colored paper pieces
Abc My Ibiza HO

Main Aims

  • To practice listening three people's lives in Ibiza

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking about their own experiences through a free speaking activity
  • To review topic-related informal lexis


Lead-in (8-12 minutes) • To set the context of the lesson

T hangs the picture of two famous tourist destinations in Turkey, "Antalya" and "Bodrum". T asks where those places are, if they've been to those places, if there are many foreigners, and what did they do there. T splits sts into groups and gives them strips of paper in two different colors. T asks sts to come up with ideas for advantages and disadvantages of living in a famous tourist destination and write them down on the papers. Then sts come to the board and stick the papers with advantages to one side & the papers with disadvantages to the other side. T asks sts if they agree or disagree with those ideas.

Pre-listening (3-5 minutes) • To familiarize student with the context of first listening task

T projects the sentences in ex. #1 (p78) on board and the photographs of three people who are talking in the tape. T asks students to make guesses about who says which sentence.

Gist-listening (6-8 minutes) • To give sts a less challenging exercise before the detailed listening

Sts listen to the radio programme called My Ibiza and do the first exercise. Sts check the answers in pairs. T shows a paper ball and tells sts to nominate their friends to answer next question.

Detailed Listening (8-10 minutes) • To do a more intensive listening task

T plays the tape again and sts answer the True/False questions T has prepared. Sts check the answers in new pairs. WCFB

Lexis Activity (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the topic-related vocabulary

Sts do the matching exercise #1 (p78) in pairs. One person from each pair comes to board and sticks the formal counterparts on the informal ones. T asks whole class if they agree and why. T uses some CCQs to make sure context of the words is clear for sts. Then T drills pronunciation of the words. Anticipated CCQs: Knackered: If you're knackered, do you want to go out? How come: How come it is so hot in Istanbul? Clubbing: If you're clubbing, can you wake up early? Reckon: I reckon you're 30 years old. Are you? I'm skint: If you're skint, can you buy a new car?

Free Speaking Practice (10-15 minutes) • To develop fluence through sharing personal memories

T asks students to think about a place like Ibiza they went before. T shows the ex. # 2 (p78) and tells sts to think about these questions. Then everyone stands up and walks around the room, telling their story to other students.

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