Dalia Khalifa Dalia Khalifa

listening lesson - rules
Intermediate level


Abc Cutting Edge, Intermediate, 3rd edition
Abc flash cards
Abc pictures of rules
Abc audio CD

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about rules in the context of annoying rules in different places

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of annoying rules


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

- T asks ss to name the rules usually applied inside a classroom - T asks ss if they would like to change any of them and why?

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

- T asks ss to discuss some rules that are applied in the places in the box (Ex 1) - Ss; especially girls, might not understand ' motorways', so T provides a picture

While-Listening #1 (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with specific information listening tasks

- T asks ss to listen to an audio on 5 people complaining about a rule they find annoying - Ss are given 2 questions to read, so they can answer them after they listen (Ex. 2) - Ss check their answers in pairs - T gives an answer key

While-Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

- Ss listen again to figure out why do these people find the rules annoying and which ones do they agree with - Ss check their answers in pairs - T provides an answer key

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

- Ss work in groups to discuss the questions in Ex 4 - Ss are given the questions on cut outs - If time allows, a member from each group will share the opinions of his/her group with the other groups

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