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New English File 2/A Listening & Speaking
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will listen to an audio and try to understand what they hear and also they'll learn new words which they can use to tell amounts of things, numbers etc.


Abc Listening & Answering the Questions

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about 4 different bulletins in the context of news, numbers and money.
  • To provide practice of pre-teach words such as; injured, rise, increase, percent, proportion, unemployed, about & approximately in the context of news, numbers and money.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a modelling and drilling in the context of news, money and numbers.


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

I prepared 2 questions to warm the students up. These to questions are: "Do you follow the news?" & "What is the most interesting news you've ever heard?"

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Before they listen to the audio, I'll tell them to listen and try to understand just the main idea of bulletins and ask them: "How many different news items are there?" so that they can pay attention to the audio.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

In this section, we'll go through their answers to see if they have figured out that there are 4 different bulletins.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

There are 8 questions about the audio. Before those 8 questions, they should quickly read the questions. We'll take a look at 7 words which I assume they don't know, clarify the meaning and pronunciation. They'll see the questions in given material and listen to the audio again to answer the questions. If necessary, audio can be played again.

Free Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

After students write their answer down, I'll form them into groups or pairs (depending on number of students) and ask them to compare their answers with their partners.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Finally, I'll ask them the answers they gave. If the answers are wrong, we'll correct them.

Activity (3-5 minutes) • To be able to speak about the terms they learnt.

Here in this extra section; If there is any time left after we answer the questions. I'm planning to do exercise C on the page:23 / 2A. Students will be paired again but with different students than they had one exercise before. They'll interview each other with completing the questions (in exercise C 1-2-3) one by one. They will answer the questions with a number, percentage, approximately, about etc.

Optional Activity (3-5 minutes) • Practice

I have one more activity about numbers. I'd write a few numbers on the board and ask them to type it(spell it). I can either tell them a number and ask them to write it on the board.

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