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Media around the world
B1+ level


This lesson focuses on developing listening skills in the context of TV entertainment programs. Students will be expected to answer the questions related to the text. They may be challenged by expressions that will be introduced in the following lesson, so I'll explain if needs arise. The following stages are to be done: Warmer/ Pre-teach vocabulary/ Pre-listening/ Listening for gist/ Listening for detail/ Speaking 1/ Speaking 2 (optional)/ Feedback


Abc Handout 1(Media around the world)

Main Aims

  • Listening for gist and detailed information in the context of TV entertainment programs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Fluency speaking practice in the context of TV entertainment programs.


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

Project/show the TV and radio channels in ex2 adding some more international and regional channels that students are familiar with e.g. Kral TV, Extreme Sports Channel. Ss are required to discuss in pairs what kind of programs they are.

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

Quickly review a few items which Ss would need in order to understand the text and will need for speaking activities. For example, 'reality shows', 'cookery shows', 'documentary', 'series', 'irritating', 'fan', 'informative'.

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

Listening for gist: Students listen to the text and note down the channel they watch. Let them check in pairs and then answer chorally.

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

Listening for detail: Ss read the the questions in ex 2b and then write down their answers while they are listening. Our task is to monitor and check their answer and in the case it is needed they will listen again. Let them check their answers first in pairs and then in groups. Monitoring is still done.

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

In this phase, Ss talk about the question in ex3. Time should be taken into account. Ask each pair to express what they think. (Speaking phase)

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