Basra Basra

English unlimited-topic:play
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will practice functional phrases to talk about music. Listening , Speaking and vocabulary will be done.


Abc Listening

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with clarification and practice of functional phrases to talk about personal experiences and music in the context of music

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss with gist listening practice of an interview about musical instruments in the context of music


Re-introduce myself, personalise the topic, prediction and audioplay (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I would first re-introduce myself, and check Ss names. Using pictures for them to predict what the topic might be about. Ex.1 (talk together) will be done where I'd nominate some students and elicit their answers as feedback.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Listening - I will introduce Natalie and let the recording play for once whereas Ss will listen and and answer the questions, check their answers with their pairs, I will elicit the answers write them on board and replay the recording in order to check if the answers are correct.

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • Highlighting through Detailed Listening and Focus on the Functional Language

Ex. 5 will be done in pairs for the matching and the recording will be played in order to check their answers as a whole class.

Clarification of functional Language (18-20 minutes) • Checking their understandings

Checking if they have understood the phrases and vocabulary. They will use the target vocabulary and phrases when doing personalization. CCQ will be asked: What are the instruments? Does Natalie talk about her childhood? What is the local music in Trinidad and Tobago? Pronunciation drills: instruments, listen, reggae, calypso, special, childhood.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • Ex.2 WB, checking their vocabulary

WB ex.2 Ss will circle the correct words to complete what people said. They will work in pairs and check their answers in pairs. Then the answers will be written on board, I will nominate some Ss to give their answers.

Freer Practice (10-15 minutes) • Talk with eachother about music in their country and their life.

ex.7 At this part of the lesson Ss will talk with each other about the traditional music in their countries, and whether if they play an instrument, they will discuss about when they began playing it. I will monitor them. Giving them 5 minutes to discuss within each other, and later on I will nominate Ss to share with the class.

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