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Listening - Vocabulary ( Disagreement and Quarrels) - Sonia
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will watch a movie sequence about a quarrelling couple. They will then do a listening comprehension by watching / listening to a song video clip. They finally get engaged in a less restricted speaking activity where they work in groups of three to play the roles of two persons arguing together and a go- between who aims at helping the couple get over their conflict.


Abc Questions on a slide
Abc Vocabulary notes
Abc Vocabulary handouts
Abc Slide pictures
Abc Cards
Abc Song
Abc Table handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of gist listening, listening for specific information and detailed listening comprehension in the context of disagreement and quarrels.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of vocabulary words related to arguments in the context of disagreement and quarrels.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Ss put the four pictures in order and comment briefly on the ordering.

Pre-Listening (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-Ss look at the paused on sequence to guess what the video is going to be about after getting introduced to Brooke and Gary. - Listening to tick the right table cell. - Ss check answers with their groups. - Ss take turns to practice a chosen utterance. - Ss guess the topic of the song - Ss work in groups to do the matching, Then they stand up to check the other group's work. - Ss check the key answer.

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

- Ss work individually on correcting the words in blue by supplying their opposites. - Ss check them in pairs. Then they listen to the song to check their answers. - Checking answers with the whole group. - Checking the key answer.

While-Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

- Ss re-listen to answer three questions about the song. - They discuss the questions to agree on answers. - Groups exchange their answers. - Backchaining and drilling individually and chorally.

Post-Listening (13-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Commenting on the picture to set the scene for the speaking activity. - Eliciting similar situations and possible utterances from the ss. - Selecting a card and forming new groups. - Performing the conversations with 'Don't Speak' as a background music.

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