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Teaching Practice 6
Intermediate level


Abc Slides
Abc An entry from
Abc Coursebook

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about Voluntourism in the context of an interview

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a entry in the context of Voluntourism


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

Get students to work in pairs and discuss these questions: 1. Which holidays can you remember from your childhood? 2. What's the best (or worst) holiday you've ever had? 3. Imagine your perfect holiday. Where would you go? What would you do there? Take feedback from one student or two.

Pre-Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Get students to look at the picture with "Become a Voluntourist" Get them to brainstorm about the definition of the term "voluntourist" in pairs. Add some question words for them to discuss such as who, where and why. Ask two or three pairs to share their ideas. Don't give the answer at this stage.

While-Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening task

Tell students they are going to listen to an interview and answer 2 questions. Show the picture of so-called travel expert Alison Armstrong. Elicit Alison's job from students. Show the questions on the WB: 1. What is voluntourism? 2. Why is it becoming popular? Play the recording. Get students to discuss about their answers in pairs. Take feedback from students.

While-Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Show students true/false sentences on PPT. Give them time to read sentences 1-5. Get them talk to their partners which sentences can be true or false. Play the recording to check their answers. Get students to compare their answers. Take W/C feedback. Ask students what they think of voluntourism and if they would like to go on a voluntourism holiday, giving reasons for their answers.

Post-Listening (12-14 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to expand on what they've learned

Get students into pairs. Ask them if they know about Show them an example entry. Tell them these people are on a trip and YouTubers. They are raising/collecting money to help strangers. Let them choose between countries: Nigeria to help girls to go to school, Vietnam to help farmers to harvest banana or Russia to prevent deforestration and plant trees there. Give them their contexts. Tell students to write their own entry to collect money for their trips. Take notes for delayed feedback while monitoring. After giving feedback, tell them stick their entries on the wall. Give each pair imitation 100$ and ask them to choose an entry to donate their money. At the end one will be chosen. Ask each pair why they donated their money to that pair.

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