Iryna Iryna

Elementary A1/2 level


This lesson sets the context for all the lessons. In this lesson students learn the parts of the house through a documentary listening about White House. In the listening students are exposed to the grammar and vocabulary. There are two parts of the listening (for gist and specific information). After the listening students will focus on vocabulary from the listening. After this stage students will have the opportunity to practice the vocabulary during the semi-controlled practice through pair work.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of listening for gist, specific information and detail in the context of famous houses

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of parts of the house in the context of famouse houses
  • To provide semi-controlled speaking practice and freer speaking practice


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

Ss look at PPT and try to guess who are the people and what kind of connection these houses and people have. Ss work in small groups Get w/c FB

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

Ss look at the picture of the house and guess the answers for the questions Peer-check w/c FB Display the answers on w/b Pre-teach the vocabulary from the listening

Gist listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening task

Ss listen and put the questions in the correct order Peer check w/c/ FB

Listening for specific information and detail (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ss listen again and fill the gaps Peer check If there are any problems - play again Peer check Provide Ss with the tape script Ss check their answers

Follow-up task (2-4 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ss discuss a question from ex.4 on p.34 in pairs Monitor and deal with any problems w/c FB

Focus on language from listening (7-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ss work in pairs to match pictures and the words w/c FB Give Ss more information about the language (bathroom and toilet; elevators-lift) Ask CCQs and drill the pronunciation Put 3 plans of the house on the walls Give Ss a set of words of the part of the house Ss go to the plans and match the numbers on the plan with the words After Ss have finished play the recording so that Ss could check their answers Drill the pronunciation

Semi-controlled speaking practice (3-5 minutes) • To give Ss speaking practice using the target language

Ss form Present Simple questions using TL and answer the questions in pairs w/c FB

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