Jesse Blackburn Jesse Blackburn

Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To provide the Ss with growth in receptive skills.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the Ss with an increase in fluency


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

Post a picture of a dancer -Ask the Ss to write down personal qualities a dancer would need. Share with Ss that we are going to be practicing listening and learning some vocabulary from the listening relating to qualities a person needs for different activities.

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

Hand out assignment 1: The Ss will read and answer the questions personally or in groups what kind of personal qualities you need... 1) in the army? - ex: in the army, you need discipline and initiative (to make important decisions when things go wrong. You need confidence in what you are doing. 2) when you work alone? 3) in an emergency? 4) When you fail at something? 5) If you want to be famous? 5) To be a dancer? Have the Ss talk together about their ideas. Do they have the same or different ideas? -Have some WC FB time

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

Handout ass. #2 Focus the Ss on the picture of Anne and ask what the Ss can guess about her. 2. Play recording 2.13 -Have the Ss put the topics in order: motivation, body shape, competition, disappointment. FB as a class. -Have Ss read through the list of points. Check the students understanding of "be pushed, be skinny") Write these on the board. 3. -Play the recording again. Ss will note which things Anne says are important. Have Ss compare answers with a partner. 4. -Have the Ss talk together in groups or as a class about the two statements.

Reading/ Vocabulary (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

5. Look at the first sentence with the class and share some ideas. e.g. novelist (write these on board) ** Focus on MFP Ss continue in groups, making a list for each sentence. FB as a class. never gives up: novelist can take rejection well: actor keeps going: soldier 6. - Next, explain to the students to write three or four sentences about their job and the kind of person it would suit. **Tell them to use expressions from problem 1 and 5 ** If some students don't work, tell them to write about the job of someone they know well, a job they have done or a job they want in the future.

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

7. Tell the Ss to take turns describing the job they've written about. Have them listen to each job in turn and discuss who would be the most suited for it from their group. --Make sure to monitor and note learners' use of the new language.

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