Dos and Don'ts
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will work on f listening.In setting the context, Sts will be presented with a real situation to help them arrive at the topic of the lesson.Following this, Sts will engage in an activity where the concept of gist will be practised.Sts will then have their first listen to the recording to get the gist.the following activity will allow Sts to work on another aspect of listening: listening for details.The lesson will conclude with a discussion to summarize students' take on the overall.


Abc True or Flase
Abc Gist
Abc Strong Advise and Rules
Abc Recording
Abc WB

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about strong advice and rules in the context of dos and dont's

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of advice and rules in the context of dos and don`ts


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

The teacher will start the session by eliciting an activity for dos and don’ts. Students will continue the lists working individually and then compare their lists with a partner. Followed by more eliciting from the whole class to build more lists on the white board.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher will have a short talk with students to introduce them to the blocking vocabulary, then write it on the whiteboard, for example: advice, rules, manners, forbid, and point out. The definition of those words will be elicited as a whole class, their pronunciation will be marked on the whiteboard and drilled.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

The teacher will tell the students that they are going to listen to a recording not for details, but just to get its general idea via the activity of what is it about? Is it about travelling? Advice and rules? Or Living in a different country?). In pairs or small groups of three, students will peer check and discuss their answers to arrive at a single gist for each pair or group.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Students will be asked to listen again to the same recording, but this time for detailed information, where they need to decide about the statements truth. Students will peer check their answers, and have a discussion around their thinking for the responses. WC discussion will take place to arrive at a common understanding for this task.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

In two big groups, students will take the recording tips and rules as examples to give visitors of their country or city strong advice about: -Giving presents. - Home visits. -Table manners. -Eating habits. -What to wear. After discussion, students in each group share their answers with the other group mates. If-time: the teacher will dress a table for dinner, get the students around it and let them expand what they learn`t about dos and don’ts.

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