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The Women's kingdom
B2 - Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson , students will practice their listening skills through a video which is about a tribe in China and the different culture in this tribe. Students will also have speaking practice to express their opinions about the topic .


Abc Pre-Listening Picture
Abc Initial task /HO1/
Abc Definitions of Vocabulary worksheet /HO2/
Abc Second detailed Task With Answer key /HO3/

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a vidoe about a tribe in China called women's kingdom

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a the same context of the vidoe


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

- Greet students - Play hang-man game with students to elicit the word "TRIBE" and set the lesson context

Pre-Listening (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the topic and make it accessible

- Show the students the title of the video accompanied by a picture to help them predict the topic - Listen to their predictions but do not share the right answer with them - Write key words of their predictions on the white board - Let the students answer the following questions in pairs : Do you need a man in your life ? why ? why not ? Do you need a woman in your life ? why ? why not ?

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging gist listening task

- Tell the students that they are going to watch a short video titled The Women's Kingdom - Give students a hand-out /HO1/ that has an initial gist listening task - Ask students some ICQ's such as : Are we going to understand every single word in the video ? No Are we going to translate anything now ? No - Start the video when students are ready and let them watch watch the whole video - Then have the students answer the initial task before checking their answers in pairs - Share the answer with students - Ask them for justifications : Why they believe that answer is correct Can they remember any part of the video as a proof ? - Give the students a worksheet /HO2/ for them to work out the meaning of some vocabulary - Let them check in pairs before having the answer key - Drill the vocabulary quickly and have students repeat individually if needed

While-Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed and specific information listening tasks

- Give students a hand-out /HO3/ which has the second detailed task - Tell that they we are going to watch the video again to answer more detailed questions - Let them have an idea about the questions before they start watching the video - After watching it, let them do task 2 and then check their answers together - Give them an answer key to check and ask them comprehension questions to see how they have found the answers

Productive Post-Listening activity (6-9 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the topic and expand on what they've learned

- Ask students to see who likes and who does not like this culture - Regroup students - Put students in pairs/groups and let them answer the following question : In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of living in this place ? - Listen and monitor and take notes to give W/C feedback later

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