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Beginner level


In this lesson, Ss will review vocabulary regarding places in a town or city, listen and practice related words.


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Main Aims

  • To provide specific information, detailed and deduction listening practice using a text about places in a town or city in the context of conversation between two friends.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice and review of places in a town or city in the context of conversations between two friends
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of places in a town or city.


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Give two words to each pair of Ss and ask them to match the words with pictures on the board. Words: a road, a bank, a market, a chemist's, a post office, a supermarket, a bus stop, a square, a cashpoint/an ATM. CCQ: What is another word for chemist's? [pharmacy] What do you call the person? [chemist] Is market and supermarket the same? [no] Is a market outside or inside? [outside] Is a market open everyday? [no] Is a square an open area? [yes] Are there shops/buildings around a square? [yes] Is a square in a town centre? [yes]

Pre-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

First, draw a house, a tree and streets on the board. Tell Ss that this is their house. Ask Ss 'Which one of these places do they have around their house?'. Give an example; Around my house: there is an ATM, there is a market on Fridays, there are some supermarkets, there are a lot of roads, there are some bus stops, there are two chemist's, there is a park. Hand out the cut out words to help them build sentences (there are some, there are a lot of, there's a/an, there are (three).....) Work with a partner and write 3 sentences each. Monitor and help if needed. Feedback - Nominate Ss to say their sentences. Ask class if they have the same place around their house. Listen to CD2 46 - pronunciation. Highlight pronunciation for chemist's and square. Highlight that word stress for bus stop and post office are on the first word.

While-Listening #1 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

Show picture of Susan and Isabel. Tell them Susan lives in Bath (England). Isabel has come to stay with her, visiting. Ask them to listen to the conversation now. Ask them in what order they talk about the items listed below: Susan's flat (what is a flat?) - draw an apartment if needed. restaurants 5 shops 2 trains and buses 4 banks 3 Feedback - Nominate a Ss to write the order on the board. CCQ: What is a mile similar to meter, kilometer? [yes]

While-Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Give Ss the cut out sentences (2 per partner). Ask them to build the correct sentences. Monitor - help if needed. Feedback - Hand out text and let Ss check their sentences. Ask Ss to listen to the conversation between Susan and Isabel. CD2 - 47. and choose the correct words for the sentences. Give demonstration with the first sentence. Monitor - play again if needed. Feedback - Work in pairs and compare answers. Write answer key on the board. (2. some, 3. post office, 4. two miles, 5. ten, 6. bus stop, 7. in the centre)

Post-Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Work with a small group and tell about your neighborhood to each other. All students stand up. Monitor - help if needed. Feedback - Nominate a group to talk about their neighborhood.

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