Jane Louise Chatterton Jane Louise Chatterton

intermediate level


In this lesson students will be introduced to the topic of music festivals and will be played a listening which will be a group of people discussing whether to organise a music festival or not. Through this listening the students will be introduced to the language of discussion (agreeing or disagreeing, allowing others to speak etc) They will practice the language phrases through the practice activities.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for having formal discussions in the context of organising a music festival

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop students' skills of listening for gist and specific information


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

Teacher starts my asking if students have ever been to a concert. Teacher then asks what the difference is between a concert and a festival Teacher gives students some questions to discuss in pairs. What are the advantages and disadvantages of festivals? Teacher elicits the ideas from the students and writes them on the board.

Exposure- Listening for gist (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students first look at a picture and guess who the different people are. T may have to elicit the meanings behind some of the job titles. Students listen to the beginning of the listening and check their answers. Peer check. Teacher elicits the answers. Students listen again and decides who wants the music festival and who doesn't.. Peer check. T elicits the answers.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students individually complete the 'Discussing Language' box with the choices from the boxes. In pairs students check their answers against the answer key, discussing anything they got wrong.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Teacher will go through some of the phrases checking their understanding with CCQs Students listen to each sentence in the recording trying to mark on the intonation. Teacher checks the intonation and then plays the recording again getting the student to repeat the phrases as they go.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T will give students some sentences and get students to discuss in pairs if they agree or disagree and why. Footballers get paid too much. There's too much violence on TV. People who live in flats shouldn't keep pets. T elicits some of the ideas from the students.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will get into groups of 3 or 4 and decide what are the advantages of spending the lottery money on their chosen topic. They need to think about how to persuade their peers. One person from each group will form a new group and discuss their reasons why their choice is better. One person in the group will be the chairman. Let the students discuss for 5 minutes and try and get them to make a decision.

Delayed feedback (1-2 minutes) • To give students feedback.

T writes a few sentence on the board good and bad and ask students which ones could be improved.

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