Teaching Lesson 6
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will listen to video in the context of speaking on the phone followed by some listening and speaking exercises. The main target language of this lesson will be functional language for having phone problems.


Abc Gap fill Excercise
Abc Face2Face Upper Intermediate Lesson 7 Video
Abc Specific Information Handout
Abc Cued Dialogue
Abc I am making a plan to _______

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about "You're Breaking Up" in the context of Speaking on the phone.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Cued dialogues and uncontrolled practice in the context of Talking on the phone


Lead-in (7-8 minutes) • Introduce the context of being on phone, predict listening excercise, pre-teach any vocab.

Teacher presents picture of the the four characters from the listening exercise video. Allow SS to discuss in pairs how they might be related. Elicit what they may be talking about. If not brought up, bring up the idea of phone problems. Elicit some ways to say this. Pre-teach "you're breaking up."

Listening Exercise 1 (8-10 minutes) • Listen for Gist

Tell students they will watch a video about the four characters from the photo. Tell them that the main character is making a plan with each character, and to see if they can figure out what he wants to do with each character. Discuss in pairs after. Nominate feedback.

Exercise 2 (8-10 minutes) • To clarify knowledge of language

Pass out gap full and word order exercises. Ask students to complete on their own. Allow students to fill in on WB for feedback. Clarify any confusing vocab.

Controlled Speaking Excercise (10-12 minutes) • To increase accuracy for speaking on the phone.

Present cued dialogue on projector. Ask for a volunteer and demonstrate activity. Before handing out cued dialogue, ask students if they can remember any ways people talked about phone problems. Write them on the board for students to reference. Hand out cued dialogue and ask students to due in pairs

Uncontrolled Speaking Excercise (12-14 minutes) • To practice fluency.

Ask students to write down on a piece of paper something that they plan to do on the phone. Collect all the papers in a box. Shuffle, go around again and have each pair grab a piece of paper and make plans on the phone about that topic.

Listening Excercise 2 (6-8 minutes) • Listening for Specific Information 2

Hand out specific information questions and ask students to answer as they watch video for second time. Check with pairs then nominate feedback.

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