Copy of TP 1b
Intermediate level


This lesson sets a general context for all three lessons, though the context changes focus in the following two slots. The Ss may know some of the vocabulary, but the grammatical patterns in using it may need attention. Ss may also confuse "get used to" with "used to", which they already know. They will practice that by doing speaking and listening activities.


Abc List of expressions
Abc Audio CD1 Track 1.7 Unit 1
Abc Activity 1and 2
Abc List of expressions
Abc Audio CD1 Track 1.7 Unit 1
Abc Activity 1and 2

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of lexis to talk about change in the context of intercultural experiences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give practice in listening for gist and specific information, and speaking for fluency.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will write down "Have you lived, worked or travelled outside your region or country?" on the board. Then I will write another two questions " Was it an easy or difficult experience?Why?" and "Did you notice any differences from your culture?What?" and tell my own experience. Then I will ask them to discuss these questions in small groups. T-S task feedback (elicit the most interesting ideas from each group)

Pre-Listening (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for listening

I will tell them that they are going to listen to an interview with Federico and who is Federico. Ss guess about the experience he had.

Gist listening (2-3 minutes) • to get the general idea of the interview

Listen to the interview and discuss in groups

Scan listening (3-4 minutes) • to find the answer for specific questions

Ss Listen to the interview and answer the questions. S-S check in groups. WCF

Introducing Vocabulary (1-2 minutes) • To introduce new vocabulary

I will write down some unfamiliar words from the listening activity on the board.

Activity 1 (5-7 minutes) • To elicit the difference between "get used to" and "used to"

Ss will read the sentences 1, 2, and 3 and match them with the appropriate A, B, and C sentences.

Activity 2 (5-7 minutes) • To practice "get used to" and "used to"

I will give Ss list of expressions which they will combine with the highlighted words from activity 1.

Post-listening • To expand on what they have learned

In small groups, Ss will discuss aspects of culture and they will compare their opinions. WCF on task. Delayed error correction, as necessary.

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