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Tp5 Where were you born?
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be engaged in receptive skill development by listening for detailed information with an audio about Pablo Picasso. The lesson starts with a discussion about Picasso's paintings. This is followed by pre-teaching vocabulary. Finally, it ends with a question-answer mingling activity.


Abc Headway Elementary Student's Book
Abc smartboard
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about Pablo Picasso in the context of Past Tense.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of early life.


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

-Show pictures of Picasso paintings (classical and modernist). -Ask the students what they think of them. -The students discuss in groups.

Pre-Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-Pre-teach "prodigy" and "professor", "drawing" and "pencil". by eliciting, ccq, drilling and writing. -Show the stress.

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

-Ss read and predict answers for gap filling in part 5. -Ss listen for answers and compare them while teacher is monitoring. -The teacher shows the answers on the smartboard for delayed feedback.

While-Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

-Prepare cut-ups which have questions and answers on them about Past form of verb to be. -In groups, the students match them. -The students write their own questions and answer them. -As a mingling activity, the students stand up, find someone and ask his/her question, and the other student answer it. -The teacher monitors, takes notes and give delayed to whole class.

Post-Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-Elicit walk, talk, read, swim, ride a bike, use a computer, speak a foreign language with "TPR". -Use pictures for matching vocabulary activity. -Drill the question "how old were you when you were ...?" -In pairs, the students write questions with "how old ..." ask each other. -The teacher monitors and give feedback.

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