Lise Marie Stordal Lise Marie Stordal

Intermediate B1 level


This is a listening-lesson and the ss will practice listening for gist, listening for detail and for specific information. The context is daily routines, everyday life and especially related to a text about the former British politician Michale Portillo and his reality TV-show. In addition to listening, the ss will also practice speaking by working in pairs.


Abc Recording from CD
Abc Fill the gaps- exercise
Abc Text "Tonight BBC2 9PM"

Main Aims

  • To provide listening for gist, for specific information and detailed listening.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice reading for gist, to practice fluency by a few speaking activities and to learn new vocabulary related to the lesson`s context


Pre-lesson-stage/Ice-breaker (3-5 minutes) • To learn eachother`s names in a fun and interactive way

- Greet the ss, introduce myself. Do the ball-game as GTKY-activity. Get the ss to stand in a circle. A) Everyone says their name. B) I say a random name and through the ball to that person. C) continues. . Instructions?

Lead in (Stage 1) (5-7 minutes) • To activate ss`s background knowledge, and engage them in speaking

- Project visuals on the WB (ppt). Select one or two Ss and ask what they do for a job. Ask them about their typical working day i.e. What time to you wake up? Do you have breakfast with your family? What time do you start work? - Get Ss into pairs and focus them on the discussion questions in Ex 1. Give Ss a few minutes to discuss questions. Monitor and ensure everyone is on topic. - WGFB; nominate one or two Ss to report on their partner to the group.

Reading for gist (Stage 2) (3-5 minutes) • to practice the skill reading for gist and to find the meaning/general idea in a text

- "You will read and answer these questions. (Write on the WB or on HO) - Give HO - "What kind of article is this?" (TV review). - Read quickly (1 minute. Take the time), then discuss in pairs. Who is Michael Portillo and who is Jenny Miner? What do you think the main differences between Michael`s and Jenny`s lifestyles will be?-- - Monitor and ensure everyone is on topic. Whole group feedback; nominate one or two (different) Ss to share ideas with group.

Listen for gist (Stage 3) (3-5 minutes) • Practice the listening skill, and find the main idea in the text/recording

- "You will hear a TV programme review. Check the ideas you talked about after you read the text. (show HO). - Play the recording 1.1 - Compare their ideas in pairs. - WGFB; were your ideas similar or different?

Listening for detail (Stage 4) (3-5 minutes) • To practice focused listening and to find detailed information from the text

- "You will now hear the second part of the TV review. After you have heard the recording you will answer these questions." - Give ss HO - Play the recording 1.2 and ask Ss to answer the questions. - Peer check , then nominate Ss to give answers to the questions in whole group feedback.

Listening for specific information (Stage 5) (5-7 minutes) • to practice listeing for specific information

- "You will listen to the whole recording again. Don`t worry if you don`t understand every single word. You will listen and fill in the gaps in these sentences (show HO). - Give HO, and give the SS a minute to look over the sentences. - Play the recording 1.1 & 1.2. Ss complete the sentences as they listen. - FB: Ss check their answers with their partner, monitor and check which Ss have heard the answers. Nominate (strong) Ss to read the sentences and give the answers.

Vocabulary in context (Stage 6) (3-5 minutes) • To practice fluency by using vocabulary from text

- "Look at the words in bold ("dark black"). Talk with your partner and explain the meaning of these phrases to each other". - T monitors and listens. Change the pairs so that everyone is working with a new partner. Repeat the activity. - Prepare a handout to match the new phrases with their meanings? OR alternatively you can ask the whole group some questions i.e. which phrase means ….? to ensure Ss have understood.

Post-listening speaking activity (Stage 7) (3-6 minutes) • To practice speaking and use vocabulary related to the context

- Talk with your partner about this question. (if extra time, they can change partners). - T listens for errors?.. - Delayed error correction on WB

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