week 8 celta
beginner level


This will be the second part of a two part lesson. The previous lesson will be the ss first lesson about present continuous tense. This lesson is a skills lesson. Main aim is listening and sub aim is grammar and vocabulary review regarding verbs. The previous lesson, the ss will have been introduced to the grammar of present continuous in the context of wearing colour specific clothes and they will have had an opportunity to produce the language through speaking. This lesson seeks to expand on their passive skills and review the topics recently learnt such as the present continuous tense in the context of listening to what a business man and his family are doing at the moment on holiday.


Abc comparison picture
Abc listening 1 numbering exercise
Abc Nigel on Holiday
Abc audio 13.4
Abc matching h/o
Abc audio 13.6

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about clothing and actions in the context of everyday life

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of the present continuous tense in the context of clothes and actions for speaking practice


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

Pair students. Show students a A/B picture for comparison. Elicit comparisons. Elicit "He/she is(n't) + ing." Show picture on the screen and take FB.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Pair students. Continue with the picture from lead in but with the provided examples of comparisons using the [+] and [-]. Take FB, write some on the board. Change partners. Matching exercise. Show ss that they must match the papers onto the board with the given activity. Give one partner the adhesive and one partner the text samples. Group FB. Write the v+ing on the side of the board after checking answers in FB. CCQ some actions if needed.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

numbering exercise. show students the slide (example). Try to elicit some answers from the ss. Show them the matching exercise. After listening twice, show them the answers.

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

Show a picture of Nigel from Nigel at work on the board. Ask student who is in the picture and what they are doing. Write the verbs on the side of the board as verbs are elicited so that ss won't have spelling problems during the listening. Listen first time and students answer T/F questions from the board. Take FB as a class for answers. For second task, bring attention to second activity how them they will fill in the gaps. Have them peer check. Show answer/slide on the board

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

ss do semi-controlled practice about making questions regarding Nigel and his family. Show the correct questions. Then ss ask each other the questions and answer. Take some group feedback for answers. Second practice. Pair ss in new pairs if not done so already. Show pictures of beaches or mountain resorts. Ask and demonstrate to ss to write 3 questions to ask partners about what they are or aren't doing. Have them answer in pairs. If time allows, let two of them come up and demonstrate.

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