Elementary level


In this lesson, students will listen to a recording about "Life in Melbourne" to get specific information. Students will read questions about the concept and try to guess. Students will practice speaking about their new knowledge by creating a dialogue.


Abc Recording: Life in Melbourne
Abc Questionnaire Handout
Abc Must-Know Facts about Melbourne.
Abc Useful Language Box

Main Aims

  • To find specific information for a listening practice by a recording in the context of how life is in Melbourne

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in the context of living in Melbourne by speaking and to enable students read to find specific information


Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students guess which city the lesson will be about by using the clues given by the teacher with pictures and information. Ss read the must-know facts box about Melbourne. T asks "Do you think Melbourne is a nice place to live? Why?"

Pre-Listening / Prediction Task (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening activity and make the ss familiar with the text

T gives the instruction of "Guess the answers of this questionnaire about Melbourne. Work in pairs." T asks ICQ: "Are you working alone or with your pair?" "Are you drawing pictures or answering the questions?" Ss try to guess the answers of the questionnaire in pairs. Ss discuss their answers. T gives feedback but doesn't give the answers.

While-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To make students recognize a specific information in a listening task

Ss listen to check their answers. If the ss can't catch the recording, they can listen one more time. After listening students swap papers and do peer-check. (!If there are only two students, no need to do peer-check, as they have already done it together!) T asks "Who has more correct answers?" Then, congratulates the student.

While - Listening #2 (10-10 minutes) • To present students more challenging, detailed listening task. To make students distinguish / recognize within similar questions

Ss listen the first part of the interview to find and tick the questions they hear on exercise 3a. (Useful Language box) T gives the instruction: "Tick the questions you hear. You won't hear all the questions there." ICQ: "Are you anwering the questions?" Ss compare their answers. Whole Class feedback. Ss listen the second part of the interview to find and tick the questions they hear on exercise 3b. (Useful Language box) Ss compare their answers. Whole Class feedback.

Post - Listening / Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice and produce about what they've learned

Ss will write a dialogue between a Tourism Info Center Assistant and an Expat. First T gives the meaning of expat by giving examples. T divides the group into two. Makes one part the assistant, one part the expat. (With 2 students, it can be a pair work. With 3, it can be a group work: An assistant and two expat friends.) Ss perform their dialogue. T gives feedback if necessary.

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