Ghazaleh Ghazaleh

Listening (online shopping) TP6
Intermediate level


In this lesson,Ss listen to part of a radio program about a new website called "Never Liked It Anyway". The lesson starts with a discussion about "online shopping". This is followed by a listening activity and some semi-controlled practice. Finally, there is a semi-controlled and free speaking activity about shopping websites.


Abc Handout1
Abc Photo
Abc Listening
Abc Handout 2

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice in the context of online shopping

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of online shopping


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

Teacher asks Ss "Do you like shopping for cloths?". Hopefully some of them say "yes". Teacher asks them "What do you prefer? Shopping in shops or online? Why?". Peer check. W/C FB.

Pre-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Teacher shows the photo (homepage of the website) and gives HO1. Teacher asks Ss to describe and predict. " what do you think you can sell or buy there?" . Peer check. W/C FB. Teacher tries to highlight and elicit some words from the text at the FB stage.

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

Teacher asks Ss to listen and find the things that you can sell or buy in the website(ex, a). Teacher plays the track and monitors Ss. Peer check. W/C FB.

While-Listening #2 (16-18 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

Teacher asks Ss to read the questions (ex, d) and then listen one more time. Peer check. W/C FB. If the Ss still have difficulty to find the answers or understanding the text, then teacher divides the track to 3 part and repeat each part separately and elicits the answers. If Ss still have problem, then teacher gives them answer sheet.

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

Teacher explains ex,d and gives HO2. Teacher makes groups of 4 to practice ex,d. T monitors and helps if Ss need.

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