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Braai Day
A2/B1 level


In this lesson, students learn about Braai day through a guided discovery based on a listening. The lesson starts with a Brainstorming/discussion of Image on textbook page (...) followed by a listening for gist then for detail. Finally there is a controlled practice where students fill in the missing words from the text then a free writing practice.


Abc a Picture
Abc Textbook
Abc CD audio

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and specific information listening practice using a text about Braai Day in the context of South Africa cultural celebrations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of vocabulary of South Africa in the context of cultu
  • To produce a writing task about the different cultural celebrations in South Africa


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

Recap what we have seen the last lesson about the history of South Africa, ask the students about the national celebrations we have seen so far,

Pre-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

ask the students to study the image on textbook. ask them to brainstorm the different guesses they have on what might Braai Day be about

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist information in the listening task

Students will listen to the Audio and answer the following question: 1-What is the Braai? 2-What is the main aim of Braai? 3-Who is John Scannel?

While-Listening #2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

In this stage, Student will be asked to name: 1- the three things Scannel achieved eight years after launching the Braai. 2-Before Braai became a national day, How did Scannel celebrate Braai? Say wether these statements are true or false: 1-Desmond TuTu is the official patron of Braai 2-John was a 32 year-old former professional cook chef with a dream to establish a national Braai day in South Africa 3-Three years after launching his campaign, John Scannel goes by the name of John Braai

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

Students will be asked to write a five-line paragraph in a free writing task: Do you think Braai Day should be established as a national Homiday in South Africa? Why

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