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Nazym's lesson. The secret of success
Intermediate, adults level


In this lesson, students practice listening and speaking skills in the context of success stories. The lesson starts with a discussion about the secret of success. Before discussion students will be shown the pictures of some successful people. This followed by reading for gist as a introduction to listening. the main activity is listening for gust followed by listening for specific information. after that, students will be given T/F statements from recording. Finally there is some controlled practice through group discussion, and T does a delayed error correction on the board.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about radio programme about success stories in the context of success

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of success stories


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

Continue the context of success from previous lesson. Ask Ss the age old question: What’s the secret of success? Get them to work in pairs to discuss (1-2 mins). WGFB: get main ideas from each pair. This is part activation of schemata and existing knowledge/part prediction.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ss read the introduction and ask them if this helps answer the question. FB: Ask a few CCQs. Get Ss ideas on the board

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Listening for gist: [R7.1] Prepare Ss by telling them they’ll listen to the radio programme for the answer to the question. This is a long listening so to help them get the main idea just play the first half up until just after they give the answer (to practice more than 10,000 hours), and then stop it.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

· Listening for specific information: Give Ss a copy of the summary Ex3C and ask them to read it first, guess the words in the gaps (give them a moment). This time play the whole recording again [R7.1]. Peer check. Monitor to know if they’ve finished or not. If they haven’t got all the answers; tell Ss we’ll come back to this activity; move onto next activity. · Listening for detail: Give Ss a copy of T/F sentences. Give them a moment to read them before playing the recording again. Peer check first. Monitor to know if they need a further listening or not. FB: PW give one S the answers to 1-3 and the other 4-6. They don’t show the answers to each other rather discuss the answers. If there were any gaps missing in the summary task, ask them if they can fill in the gaps now. Then provide the answer key for summary task.

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

Ss discuss the questions in small groups. Alternatively, you can post the questions on the wall around the room and ask them to stand up and discuss the questions. T monitors for errors for delayed correction. WGFB: First ask a few Ss for their ideas, then do delayed error correction as a group on the board.

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