Ahmed Adel Ahmed Adel

AA Observation 1
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will practise listening for phone messages to take notes


Abc Coloured Markers
Abc Smart Board
Abc White Board

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about names, numbers and e-mails in the context of giving messages

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a spelling names, giving phone numbers and e-mails in the context of giving messages


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show SS an e-mail address. Ask them to say what it is. Ask SS who uses e-mails in class. Divide SS into pairs. Ask each SS to spell his e-mail to his pair.

Pre-Listening (14-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Pre-teach the following Vocab: e-mail address underscore hyphen at all one word dash slash double country code area code extension number Recap after each new set of items

While-Listening #1 (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening task

Show SS the message on the board. Ask SS: Who is speaking? The speaker wants to talk to? Display Questions on the board. ICQs: Will you write anything? No Will you listen and speak? Yes Play the audio. Give them time to think and answer. Let SS check in pairs before displaying the answer.

While-Listening #2 (14-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging specific information listening task

Give SS the message HO. Give them a minute to read it before playing the audio. Read it for them if necessary. Tell them: You need to listen and complete the message. ICQs: Will you speak or write? Speak Will you complete it while listening or after listening? While listening Be ready to play the audio 5 times at least. Pause for them to write the missing parts. Let them check in pairs before displaying the answers on the board

Post-Listening (13-14 minutes) • To provide the SS with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Divide SS into pairs (A & B). Give SS A the Business Card and SS B the Message Card. Ss A should leave their names, phone numbers and e-mails. Ss B should write down what their pair dictates. ICQs: Will student A write anything? No Will student A speak? Yes Will student B write anything? Yes Will student B speak? No Ask SS to sit back to back. Give them 4 minutes to read the cards and prepare for what they will say. After finishing, they switch roles. Display answers on the board. Monitor and give constructive feedback on content and form.

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