Ayse Ayse

Wednesday 1 Hour
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students watch a video on survival instincts of animals and practice listening for detail.


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Abc Exercises

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about survival lessons in the context of survival instincts.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of survival instincts.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show them the picture of a shark on the book and ask them what they would do if hey were stuck in a cage near a shark. Let them read the caption on the picture and ask them to share ideas about it. Are they surprised to learn that or do they already know it?

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Attract Ss' attention to the quiz questions from the video and put them in pairs. Tell them to discuss the answers. Let them know that the answers will be given in the video. Before watching the video, make them examine the chart then answer the questions. Tell them to reason their answers for the second question. Then tell them to discuss their answers with their peers. Ask Ss to look at the phrases from the video and try to guess their meanings using the context they are provided in. Ask them to form pairs and check their answers. Then elicit answers form the class.

While Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

For this exercise tell Ss to read the sentences and choose the best one for the main idea. Then ask them why they choose it. Tell them to check their answers for the quiz, as well. Give a whole class feedback.

While-Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Tell Ss that they will watch the video again. But before watching tell them to read the sentences in exercise B and answer the questions as they listen. Remind them to correct the false information. Get a whole-class feedback.

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

.ask Ss to evaluate their answers in exercise A. Make them work in pairs and discuss their answers. Ask them if they are surprised. Put them in groups of three and lead them to exercise B. Then ask each group if they come up with an idea. Get a whole-class feedback.

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