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Demo Lesson 1
Pre-Intermediate level


The students will do some listening and speaking about the future in this lesson. The listening is about robots and Dr. Evans, who is a robotics expert. This lesson is from Face to Face Pre-Intermediate, Cambridge University Press.


Abc Coursebook
Abc Some pictures

Main Aims

  • Listening practice

Subsidiary Aims

  • For students to make conversation about the future


Warmer/Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To warm and lead in

"2020"/"2050" -- What will the world be like? (Let the students talk for a while)

Pre-Listening (3-5 minutes) • To make sure the Ss aren't bored by the listening

T will stand in front of the board and show some pictures of robots and Doctor Evans. Then, the teachers will try to get the students to tell me the name of the Doctor, without any hints. Afterwards, I will ask them a few questions about robots and interviews. The next step is to give them lists of topics and they will talk for some time about what topics they are interested in and what they think will be in the interview with Doctor Evans. If they don't have any ideas, I will walk around the class and show them what some of the answers are.

Gist Listening (1-2 minutes) • To listen to the interview

Ss will listen to the interview Instructions: OK, I would like you to listen to this CD because there's an activity in the book that wants you to decide if the sentences are True or False. You can listen in pairs, if you want.

(1-1 minutes)

Give them the HO (one per pair)

Detailed Listening (10-20 minutes) • To decide if the listening is True or False

Listen and decide True or False. a. T, b. F, c. F, d. T, e. F, f. F

Vocabulary (4 minutes) • To teach the Ss vocabulary

Give them the collocations -- they need to put them together. Feedback: ask a lot of CCQs to help them understand the collocations.

The Last stage (4 minutes)

Group discussion about whether they agree with Dr. Evans' predictions or not. Make sure that they use all the vocabulary that they learned. Interrupt them regularly to correct errors.

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