Poh Chan, Leng Poh Chan, Leng

Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss gist listening to a news story and learn to retell the story they heard by using the words they've learn. Ss will learn some lexis.


Abc HO # 1
Abc CD
Abc HO #2
Abc cut-ups

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening of a news report.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practicing gist listening and fluency speaking.


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

Ask Ss, how many like to travel by plane. (show of hands). PW, discuss HO #1. Show a video clip of the emergency landing of the plane on Hudson River. Feedback: Did the Ss have the same story? After this video, how many of you'd still like to travel on a plane?

Pre-Listening (1-2 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Introduce the listening activity: e.g.this is a broadcast of the same news story from the video clip. On WB, broadcast CCQ : What's a broadcast (n)? Where can we hear the news story from? What do you call the person who broadcast? broadcaster (n) Choral drill on broadcast and broadcaster

While-Listening #1 (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

Play CD. Have Ss listen and observe how similar this story compare to theirs in the previous lesson? Feedback: Have Ss to suggest whose story is the most similar to this. PW, 2nd listening, have Ss put the words (cut-ups) in correct order while they listen. Play the recording, pausing after the first word to make sure everyone got the first word. Peer Check Feedback: Answer can be found under their table..

While-Listening #2 (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

PW, Have Ss retell the story from memory, using the words as prompts. As feedback, T monitor closely, assist any help if necessary. Write down if any error correction needs to be done. HO #2 of the audioscript. Feedback: Answers on WB

Post Listening (12-14 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T-S, Broadcasters call this story a 'feel-good story'. CCQ: What is 'feel-good story'? Did anyone died? Did the story have a good ending? GW-3, For freer exercise, have Ss think of any other 'feel-good stories' in the news recently. Have a couple of Ss or more to give feedback as time permits.

Web site designed by: Nikue