Sabina Abdullaeva Sabina Abdullaeva

Keeping in touch via social media. Related vocabulary and expressions.
B1+ level


In this lesson, students learn to express their opinions through P.P.P (Present, Practice, Produce) procedure based on a few listening activities about the means of staying in touch with friends and coworkers, i.e. the social media platform and communication device. The lesson begins with a discussion about about the way students keep in touch with their family and friends. This is followed by listening to two conversations in order to find out the method of communication discussed in each conversation and the speakers opinion on them. Finally, there is some controlled practice through sentence formulation and free practice via a final speaking activity.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detail in the context of communication.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary in the context of communication.


Warmer (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context.

T elicits vocab with the help of a picture.

Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To engage students.

Teacher asks how the students keep in touch with their family and friends (exercise 1)? Do they have different methods of communication with different people?

Pre-Listening (1-2 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening activity

T asks to ss to define what method of communication they prefer to use the most. T asks ss to read the exercise number 1 a and b.

While-Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

T asks to listen for the the answers of ex. 1a and 1b. T plays the recording of two conversations.

Post-Listening no. 1 (1-2 minutes) • To encourage Ss to communicate.

T asks ss to verify their answers with a partner.

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

T asks students to listen again and complete the ex. 2 (T/F). T boards the answers with the participation of the students.

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

T asks students to answer the questions in pairs and then discuss with the rest of the class.

Vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To check that students understand the context

T asks students to answer the boarded questions ex. 3 a. T asks the students to answer 3 b, and check their answers in pairs.

Pronunciation (3-5 minutes) • To improve intonation and pronunciation

T boards the ex 4 and asks the students to mark the stresses. T drills the sentences with the ss.

Free practice (5-6 minutes) • To produce sentences with new expressions

T asks students to complete ex 4 a individually, and then check the answers in pairs.

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