Sezer Sezer

Expressing Likes and Dislikes
Elementary level


In this lesson Ss will practice listening skills through some adjectives with positive and negative meanings and some like and dislike phrases on a context including spending free time in London. As pre-listening task, they will be speaking on their own choice of activities to do in London. After that, adjectives confirming positive and negative ideas will be given through repetition drills and FB will be given by a short listening activity. As the listening for gist activity, the Ss will be asked to make a list of the activities mentioned in the dialogues. As a follow-up, they will be completing some phrases with expressing opinion statements in listening for detail stage. In order to clarify the form, the teacher will hand out the usage of like and dislike expressions and Ss will be asked to complete the missing information. Pairs will change for FB. After clarifying the form of like and dislike phrases, a post-listening activity will be given finally. As a productive task, the Ss will talk about their likes and dislikes of living in Istanbul as PW. They will change pairs and report on their previous partner. Delayed error correction will be maintained in this activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide deduction listening practice using a text about Expressing likes and dislikes in the context of Things to do in London.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of Adjectives in postive and negative meaning in the context of Spending time in London


Lead-in / Warm up (3-5 minutes) • To greet SS, introduce the lesson and draw their attention to the lesson.

- I will greet the students. - I will remind my name and revise their names. - I will show a photo pf tourist attractions in London. T: Do you know, I have a dream. I want to see a place. I want to go to that place in the photo. Look at the picture. Where is it? London What is the name of each place? londodn Eye, Madame Tussauds ...etc

Speaking as pre-listening task (5-7 minutes) • To get the Ss in the topic by personalization.

- Now, imagine you are in London now and you have a free day for yourself. - Choose three things you would like to do. - Think for one minute. - Share with your partner. - PW FB

Clarifying New Vocabulary (7-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and pronunciation of new vocabulary through demonstrations, explanations and repetition drills.

- T. sticks these adjectives on the board :"good, bad, nice, lovely, awful, great, excellent, terrible, horrible" - She clarifies meaning by demonstrations. - She asks CCQ to understand the understanding. T: * Is lovely positive or negative? Positive. * Can we say 'lovely weather today'? Yes Others will be attached in LA. - PW FB

Pre-listening activity to clarify vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the usage of new vocabulary in context.

- Look at this hand-out. - There are five sentences here. - Each sentence has two adjectives. - Listen & underline the right adjective. - Listening Track- - PW FB - T to WC FB on the board.

Listening for gist (5-7 minutes) • To make the Ss get the overall idea of the listening context by listening once.

- Look at the photo in your handouts. - Listen to three dialogues between tourists in London. - Which activities are they talking about? - Make a list individually. ICQ : * Are you writing sth while listening? Yes. * Are you studying in pairs? No - WC FB

Listening for detail (5-7 minutes) • To make Ss listen more intensely to be able to complete the phrases in a given text.

- Look at exercise 2. - Listen and complete the gaps. - PW FB - T gives AK as FB

Clarifying Structure (7-10 minutes) • To make Ss elicit the like and dislike expressions

- Work in pairs. - Talk about your own likes & dislikes. - Remember Exercise 2 - Complete the gaps with words from exercise 2. - You have 2 minutes . ICQ: * Are you just reading? No. * Are you working alone? Yes. After the task, T. explains the main phrases to describe likes and dislikes with using some emojis to reflect the feeling. Grammatical description is attached in LA.

Post-listening activity (10-15 minutes) • To provide the necessary environment to make the Ss be able to use the TL with a productive skill.

- Work in pairs. - Tell your partner, what you like and dislike doing in Istanbul. - Speak in turns. For example :" I live in Kadıköy. I really like walking by Moda seashore. I like eating fish&bread. I don't mind the crowd. I don't like humid weather. I hate people polluting the environment." - Change partners and report on what your previous partner said. T. will conduct delayed error correction.

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