Azar Taj Azar Taj

Alive & Well
Upper-intermedite level


My lesson continues with the same context as the previous lesson done by my teammate, and the main aim is listening – the language is a review so I am just using the listening to remind the Ss of this language. The language in my lesson will be further practised in the following lesson.


Abc Listening Ex 3
Abc Listening Ex 1
Abc Family Tree
Abc Grammar Ex 1
Abc Listening Ex 2
Abc Grammar Ex 2

Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in listening for gist, specific information and detail in the context of genealogy.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and give Ss practice in present tenses – simple, perfect and continuous.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show the students my family tree and I will introduce different people in my family. I will tell the students to ask some questions about my family members and I will give short answers. Then I will ask them to make similar family trees individually, then show it to their partners and talk briefly about their families.

Pre-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ask Ss to read the short text in Listening Ex 1. Ss discuss in pair whether they agree or disagree with the statement in the text. Monitor. Take some general FB. Pre-teach vocabulary- using examples:

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Tell the Ss to listen to a talk on how to find out about your family tree. Show the slide containing two questions. Tell the Ss to focus on listening for the answers to these questions. Ss peer-check. Ask Ss to share their answers with the class.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-13 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Divide Ss into groups of three. Show the slide and tell them to come up with two ways for researching into their family tree. Monitor. Ask Ss to share their ideas. Write them on the board. Ss listen to the audio. Compare the answers to the Ss ideas.

Langauge Review (2-5 minutes) • To review present tense

Put the sentences in Grammar ex 1 onto strips of paper. First get Ss to identify the tenses of the bolded verbs. – Ss can do this in pairs/small groups. Also put the uses on Ex2 on strips of paper. Ss match these uses with the examples. – Check and deal with any questions/problems

Post-Reading/Listening (2-4 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

If time- Ask Ss the following questions about family history: 1. Have you ever searched your family history? 2. Which of the two ways (asking a family member or using the internet) you prefer for searching your family history?

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