Valentina Valentina

I Got Life
Intermediate level


Abc Handout 2
Abc Handout 1
Abc Track 3.43
Abc Presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with practice in listening for gist and specific information in the context of 'I Got Life' song

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss with review of parts of body and practice in speaking for fluency in the context of favorite songs


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

Show a picture of different people listening to the music. Ask Ss: 'What do you see? Why do you think they are listening to the music on the pictures?' Elicit the answers. Ask Ss: 'Do you like listening to the music? When do you usually listen to the music?Why? Does it motivate you or help to study, do sport, relax etc.?' Ss talk in pairs.

Pre-Listening (4-5 minutes) • To prepare Ss for the text and make it accessible

Show the pictures from HO1 on the w/b (but don't give HO1 at this stage). Ask Ss what they see. Tell that they are going to listen to the song and the lyrics have the things they saw on the w/b. Ask them to predict what the song can be about. Write the predictions on the w/b.

While-Listening 1 (4-5 minutes) • To provide Ss with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

Ss listen to the song (Track 3.43). Then in pairs they say what the song was about. With the whole class you check whose predictions were right.

While-Listening 2 (5-7 minutes) • To provide Ss with more challenging detailed listening tasks

Tell Ss that they will listen to the song again and complete the lyrics with the words from the pictures (HO1). Play the song "I Got Life" (Track 3.43). Ss work individually and then check in pairs and with the whole-class.

Post-Listening 1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Tell Ss to work in pairs and do ex C (HO2). Ss find the words in the song. Show the right answers on the board. Then Ss do ex D (HO2) in pairs. Those who finished first, write their answers on the board. If time - play the song again and let Ss sing along.

Post-Listening 2 (10-14 minutes) • To provide Ss with practice in speaking for fluency

Ask Ss: 'Is it an optimistic song or a pessimistic one? What is it about?' Ss quickly discuss in pairs and share their ideas with the whole class. Tell Ss that they will share their favorite songs, tell about them and why they like them. Give an example. Give Ss some time to think and write down the names of 2-3 songs with the meaningful lyrics they like (preferably English songs). Tell Ss to mingle, tell about their songs and find people with the same favorite songs. Share with the whole class how many people liked the same songs as you.

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