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Copy of Listening and Vocabulary lesson : TV and Radio
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will be introduced to new vocabulary in the context television and radio programs. Students will listen to 5 extracts from different television and radio programs from which they must then answer specific questions.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about Television and Radio in the context of sports, news etc.
  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about television and radio in the context of sports programmes, the news, series etc.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of lexical items about the public media. in the context of radio and television programmes


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T displays 4 visuals on the board (DSTV, SABC) and writes 4 discussion questions on the white board. T asks students whom of them have a TV at home and enjoy watches TV. T divides Ss into groups of 2 or 3 and allow time for students to discuss their answers.

Pre-Listening (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T gives Ss HO with a series of lexical items relevant to the topic. Any unfamiliar lexical items will be written on the white board. Ss to elicit the meanings of the words which they know. T will clarify the meanings of any other unfamiliar words by using visuals, demonstrating or giving similes. Please see student HO and lexis analysis sheet for specific lexical items. T asks : "Do you usually find these programmes on TV or radio or on both?" Ss discuss among themselves and give WC feedback. T instructs: "Discuss among each other what other kinds of programmes are popular in your country?"Ss discuss among themselves and give WC feedback. T instructs: "On your own, complete the exercise by putting the programmes in the correct categories. Ss complete the exercise individually. T instructs: "Now compare your answers with your peers/partner" Ss elicit peer feedback

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T instructs: " We are now going to listen to five short extracts from different types of radio/TV programmes.You may make notes while you listen. You must answer the two questions on the board while you listen." T plays recording twice for Ss to listen to while they answer the questions. T then gives opportunity for WC feedback, where Ss can discuss their answers.

While-Listening #2 (14-18 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T instructs: " Look on the back of your HO." "I am going to play the recording again. Please answer these questions while you listen." T plays the recording once or twice through while Ss answer the questions. T instructs: "Now compare your answers with partner" Once peer feedback in done, T writes correct answers on the whiteboard.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T gives Ss another HO. T instructs: "Now write a short message to your friend telling them about a good movie/TV program you saw recently. Tell them what it was about and why you enjoyed it. It should be about 5-8 sentences in long"

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