Edwin Edwin

B1 level


In this lesson Ss will get practice in listening for gist and detail to familiarize themselves with TL that is used for a subsequent speaking task


Abc Student Book HO

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about time periods in the context of generations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about Ss generation in the context of Personal history


Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • Greet Ss, make them feel welcome and warm up

Who is the oldest person you know? What kinds of things have they seen change in their lifetime? fashions, transportation,etc... What have you seen change? eg. iphone 5, iphone 6 , elicit list write on board Also integrate & pre-teach names of some decades 70s 90s 2000s

Pre-teach (5-7 minutes) • Familiarize Ss with Key vocabulary for upcoming Listening tasks

Ss will post vocabulary words about time span on the front board, along a time-line eg. 0<----------------------------------------------------------------------------->1000 years a fortnight ....a decade...a quarter century ....etc Review any new lexis meanings with Ss and check pronunciations

Listening for Gist (8-10 minutes) • Ss will listen to audio to further familiarize themselves with topic and context

Distribute HO's to Ss, get them to notice the pictures labeled A,B and C Ask Ss what they can recognize in each image? Now we're going to listen to Speakers 1,2 & 3 talking talking about different decades. write a number next to the letter on each picture matching the speaker info to the image. Ss peer check

Listening for detail (8-10 minutes) • Ss will listen to audio a 2nd time and answer detail questions about speakers

Ask Ss, what should we do first, listen or read the questions? read the questions Since we're going to listen again, what are we going to do first? read the qs ..ok go ahead Give Ss 2 minutes to read questions for ex 5C peer check, wgfb if necessary

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • Allow Ss an opportunity to discuss their own generation

Direct Ss to activity 7a/b you'll speak together about the best things in your generation according to the categories... If there is extra time, they can roleplay about telling their grandchildren of the good 'ol days

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