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Listening Lesson (My Hometown)
Beginner (A1) level

Description

In this lesson, students will listen to a recording about Steve who lives in Vancouver. The lesson revolves around the theme of hometown. It kicks off with a lead-in where students will briefly discuss their hometown with their partners and is then followed by some top-down listening. In the end, students engage in a mingling activity to find out what their classmates' hometown is like and report back to the class.

Materials

Abc T 8.11
Abc T 8.10
Abc ppt slide
Abc HO5
Abc HO4
Abc HO3
Abc HO2
Abc HO1

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about Steve's life in Vancouver in the context of hometown

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of hometown

Procedure

Pre-listening task - Lead in (4-6 minutes) • To activate students' existing knowledge of the topic and encourage them to think about the contents of the recording

Greet students using their names. Show the first slide and ask what country it is. Then ask whether students know the city in the picture. Remind them implicitly of the language item they have already studied by saying 'there is/are ... in Vancouver'. You could also elicit some sentences from students by asking some questions from the picture in question e.g. what's there in the water? etc. Now, tell the students they have 2 minutes to talk about their hometown. Finally, get some students to report what they discussed.

Pre-listening task - Prediction task (3-5 minutes) • To encourage students to predict the contents of the recording

Show the second ppt slide and draw students' attention to the picture. Ask them to guess what the answers are based on the photograph and elicit some response. Get them to listen to the first part of the recording to check whether they got the predictions right or not. Set the scene for the next stage i.e. while-listening tasks.

Pre-listening task - Preteach of vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To unblock key vocabulary needed to help students complete the task

Show the third ppt slide and ask whether students know the vocabulary for any of the pictures. If yes, write them down on the board. Hand out HO1 and ask students to match the pictures to the words. After peer-check, show the answer key and get drills.

While listening task - Listening for gist (4-6 minutes) • To encourage students to listen for a general understanding of the recording

Show the fourth ppt slide and give instructions for the task. Model what you want students to do by playing the first part of the recording and checking necessary boxes. Students listen to the rest of recording and tick the correct items. After peer-check, either get the early finishers to come to the board or just reveal the answers on the ppt slide.

While listening task - listening for detail (6-9 minutes) • To practice listening in the sentence level

Show the fifth ppt slide and set up the task. Model the first two questions and answer them. Then, play the recording and ask for a peer-check. If need be, go for a replay of the recording. Show the answer key and deal with any problems students might have.

While listening task - Listening for specific information (5-7 minutes) • To practice listening in the word level

Show the sixth ppt slide and draw students' attention to the chart. Clarify what each column is about. Model the first row with the class and get them to do the rest on their own. Play the recording and after peer-check, ask students to check their answers with the answer key.

Post listening task - Speaking activity (5-7 minutes) • To personalise the topic and develop oral fluency

Show the seventh ppt slide and set up the task. Get the students to mingle and ask about each other's hometown. Once they are done, get them to report back to the classroom.

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