Özen Özen

Elementary level


In this lesson, students will listen to an example life story and speak about a person that they know.


Abc Scan listening handout
Abc Useful language handout
Abc Picture cut-outs

Main Aims

  • Students will speak about either themselves or a person that they know after they listen to an example.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening: students will listen to a person speaking about someone they know and use it as a model for themselves.


Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the person that they will later listen about.

T projects pictures & discussion questions on board. T: This is Alice, and these are photos from her life. What life events do you see here? PAIR WORK-discussion WGFB-elicit ideas,

Listening for gist (5-7 minutes) • S will listen once for specific information.

T: We will now listen to Maria. She is Alice's cousin. She will talk about Alice. Play ONLY ONCE. T: Listen and decide which photograph is number 1, number 2... I don't need any other information. ICQ; Do we need to find out other information? Is Alice talking or her cousin? (PAIR WORK) PEER CHECK -- SS get up and check the other table's work (if enough numbers.) WGFB, T writes numbers on whiteboard. PROBLEMS: SS will get the order wrong: Peer checking should correct that, but if not, have one volunteer explain why the pictures are in this order. Nobody gets them right: It's okay if you didn't get it right. We'll listen again more carefully now.

Listening for specific information (7-9 minutes) • to practice picking out what they need from something they listen to

S are given handouts (1 each.) You will listen to find out this information now. You can take notes if you want to. RH side of the class: listen for the first 4 on the list. LH side of the class: listen for the last 4 on the list. ICQ; Gestures: Who is listening for these? 1 MIN--SS read through the list. listen only once PEER CHECK: NEW PAIRS: T counts 1, 2, 3... 11, 22, 33 pair up and peer check. WGFB

Listening for language (5-7 minutes) • S will listen to hear the language in context.

Handout (1 each) T: We will listen one last time. This time, if you hear these sentences, put a tick next to them. PEER CHECK WGFB

Pronunciation (5-5 minutes) • to help students practice pronunciation

first ss pronunce it, then choral drilling. (3-4 times) "She was 'born in 'London in '1972." --Students might try to say "one thousand nine hundred and seventy-two." weak form: /wz/ "'She didn't 'go to uni'versity." contraction: didn't /dɪdn/ weak form: /tə/ SS might have problems with /v/ vs /w/ in /juːnəˈvɜrsəti/

Speaking (12-15 minutes) • S will speak about someone they know.

Preparation: SS will think about someone they know (mother, friend, brother....) (2 MİN) Will think about their life story. Will write down 6 things they know about them (they can look at the handout to get ideas!) (1 MIN) NOT SENTENCES but only notes. speed-date style sitting: SS will tell their story to their partners, then one row will move one seat over. OR pair up, then swap pairs for as long as necessary. DELAYED ERROR CORRECTION (2 MIN) possible errors; 'she liked making sports.' 'he born in istanbul' 'she graduated university at 2004' --2 errors here!

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