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The news
Elementary level


In this lesson SS will be engaged to listen to information and complete exercises. SS will have receptive skills by listening for gist, listening for detail information and listening for ordering related to the context where the reporter talks about nature events , accident etc.


Abc Worksheet
Abc Audio
Abc Visuals

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about The news in the context of The one o'clock news

Subsidiary Aims

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


Lead in (3-5 minutes) • To set the context of the lesson and rise an interest on the theme.

-T opens a news video for 20 sec. Asks SS "What's this". -Talking about what kind of news it is T stars setting the context. -T asks students speak in pairs about the questions in the first section.

Format Focus (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening exercises.

-T writes Past simple on the board and draws two columns, one section regular and the other section irregular. - T explains the difference between the two verbs. - T works on pronunciation.(-ed) - T asks CCQ: Are they in the same form?

Pre-teaching vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening exercises.

-T shows pictures of words that will be used in the listening part, elicits them from the students. - T asks CCQs : Is this a train? Does a boat fly in sky? Do we put letters in the envelope? - Then students looks at the pictures in section b and matches the words that are in the pictures. Look at the pictures and match with the words.

Listen for gist (5-8 minutes) • To get students to listen and order in the correct way.

-T opens the audio and asks students to listen and order according to the listening. Please listen and order thsese pictures. (T shows the pictures by pointing out.)

Listen for detail (8-10 minutes) • To provide controlled listening practise for gist.

-T asks SS to look at the sentences. - T tells students to listen and choose the correct answer according to the listening. - SS check their answer as pairs and they check as a WC Look at the sentences here. Listen and choose the correct answer.

Fluency Practise (5-7 minutes) • For students to improve their fluency by talking about the news pictures that are given.

- T sticks news pictures in different places around the class. - SS stands up as pairs and talk about the news around the class. - After pairs finish talking, they will change partners. - During the activity T will write the mistakes and correct them after the activity is over. Now(with body language T raises her hands to get students to stand up.) Look at the walls, you see the pictures. In pairs, go and talk about the news picture.

Back-up Activity (5 minutes) • To improve the pronunciation of "-ed" by categorizing in to two columns.

-T writes verbs on the board with "-ed". - Students will be in pairs to categorize them in the correct places. /d/ /t/ - T will hand out the answer key. Look at the board and categorize the words according to the sound. T gives the first example.

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