Mahmoud Ghozy Mahmoud Ghozy

Listening lesson - Primary Colours
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss revise colours vocabulary and some school stuff in the context of listening. First, they listen for gist and after that, they are asked to listen for specific information, they will be given a picture, they listen and circle the words they listen individually then they check answers with their peers. They will complete the missing parts in pairs. Finally, each pair will make a dialogue asking with can you see.......? and choose any word that he can see at the class and the other answers with Yes, I can or No, I can't, then they change roles.


Abc Listening for specific information exercise
Abc Controlled practice
Abc Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about school stuff
  • To listen for specific information in the context of school stuff

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of the ability by asking with can you see?


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

I will start the lesson with (a memory game), I will show ss eight flash cards of school items e.g. ruler, pencil, rubber etc. I will stick them on the board then will ask ss to close their eyes. I will pick up one flash card and ask ss to open their eyes and say which is missing. Then I will repeat this game several times and choose different item in each time

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I will try to elicit the meaning of three words from ss (cake - yellow - ruler). Then I ask CCQs to check their understanding then giving them the form, making a model, highlighting and drilling as a whole class then individually.

While Listening #1 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist

Activity: Ex 1 * Ss listen and answer the two questions in 90 seconds in pairs: How many people are talking? What are they talking about? * Open class feedback

While Listening #2 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Activity: Ex 2 * Ss will be given a picture which contains a lot of different items. * They will listen and circle what they hear individually. * They have 3 minutes to do this activity. * They check their answers with their partners in one minute. * Open class feedback

Controlled practice (3-5 minutes) • To practice using the new vocab

Activity: Ex 3 * Ss will have three missing parts * They complete the missing parts with the correct answers * They do this individually in three minutes, then check their answers with their partners * Open class feedback

Post Listening #Speaking (12-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Activity: Making dialogues * I will ask for a volunteer to come to the board * I will make a model dialogue with him. * I ask can you see..........? one question with something in the class and the other question with something isn't in the class. After that, he asks me * Then I ask them to make dialogues between them asking each other * Content/language feedback and correction errors.

#kagan structure- Mix-pair-share (3-5 minutes) • To build a class society

* Ss stand up then move quietly around the class * Ss wait until the teacher says "find a partner" * Each ss find the nearest partner to him and greet each other * The student who hasn't found a partner yet, raises his hand * T gives ss a question (Imagine that you are in a beautiful graden, what will you see) * T give 5 seconds to think * T identify who starts * Each partner takes his time, 60 seconds, to share with (Timed-pair-share) * Open class feedback

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