Behnam Bigdeli Behnam Bigdeli

B2 level


In this lesson, students are going to learn using gerunds and infinitives after some certain verbs through a listening task. Finally, the students are going to personalize the task by speaking about their feeling towards their favorite music using gerunds and infinitives.


Abc Ho

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Gerund and infinitive in the context of Listening to music

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Music in the context of How do you feel when listening to music
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Discussion in the context of Music


warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To familiarize the students with the context

the following question will be written on the WB first. "How does the music make you feel?" "Would like to carry on listening?" then the students will listen to some pieces of music. after listening to the pieces of music, they will discuss the above-mentioned questions to talk about themselves in groups.

Pre-Listening (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with introduction to the listening task

in this stage, students are going to answer the following question in pairs. "How music can make you feel?" "Why do we listen to music?" then teacher elicits some answers from the students. later, they are going to see a picture of Mr. John Sloboda, the music psychologist, and answer this question, "who is John Sloboda?". the teacher mimes so that they can guess.

While-Listening (4-8 minutes) • to Listen for specific information

after introduction to Mr. Sloboda, students will receive a handout so that they can listen and answer the questions accordingly. after listening, first students check their answers in pairs. after pair check, in case necessary, the teacher will play the soundtrack again and pause after each answer.and then they come to the board to write their answers on the board.

Pre-Listening (2) (3-5 minutes) • to Listen for specific information

Before students listen to another listening exercise, they will discuss the following question in new groups: "How does music affect our emotions?" then students will have WC discussion on the question. "to save enough time, this part can be omitted"

While-Listening (5-8 minutes) • to Listen for specific information

after eliciting answers for the previous stage, students will receive a handout containing the following questions. three important human emotions: How we feel affects the way we speak, e.g Music copies this, e.g. Examples (pieces of music) This is especially exploited in the same plan will be followed here as in the 3rd stage.

Post-Listening (4-6 minutes) • Personalizing the context

to personalize the context, students will receive an HO containing three questions: "when and where do you listen to music?" "do you listen to different kinds of music at different times of the day?" "what music would you play ....?" this time students ack out as a journalist and are supposed to collect information from 2 different people. (this stage is optional/in case of lack of time, the teacher can move on to the next exercise.)

Grammar (10-15 minutes) • to introduce the jerund and infinitive

a fill in the gap exercise is used to introduce the grammar as it is explained in the Language Analysis

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