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Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practise listening for gist, specific information and the detailed understanding of the text. The lesson is contextualised on the topic of photograph and a website where people share photos with voice recordings. In the post activity, students are asked to choose a photo and talk about it by using some prompters on the board.


Abc Tack-it
Abc Listening Hand-Out
Abc Keyword Cards
Abc Photos of different places

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed in the context of a website where people share photos with recordings

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with practice in speaking for fluency.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Say "It is our first lesson and I want to take a photo together". Take a photo with your phone. Ask them "Do you like taking photographs?" and elicit the answers quickly and say "So let's talk about it a little bit". -Ask them these questions quickly and elicit the answers on the board: Do you share your photos on the internet? On which websites do people share photos?

Pre-Listening (6-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

For this stage, prepare some word cards beforehand and hang them on different places in the class. They will be face down. Students will collect all the cards as groups and using the key word cards, they will find out the information about the website. Show the link of the Website "" on the board and say "it is also a website and people share photos on it but it is a bit different from other websites. What do you think can be different?" -Elicit the predictions quickly. Divide the class into three. Tell the students that "Let's find the difference about this website. There are 7 cards for each group. They have some key words. You are going to collect all the cards and discover the information about this website with your team. Team A get yellow cards and Team B pink ones, and Team C Red ones . You will have only 1 minute, so be very quick. When the time is up, I am going to ask you about the website." -Ask some ICQs to further-check how well they have understood what to do: "1. How many cards will you collect? -7 2. What do these cards have on them? -Key words 3. What are you going to do with the cards? -We will collect and predict/ try to find the information" Making sure that all the students have understood, say 'Ready, Set, Go!" and start the race. -Then ask them this question: "So, how is this website different from other photo sites?". Elicit the answers through WCF. -Show them the three photos that people have shared on the website. Say "Guess, which website did I get these photos from?". -Pair them up and ask them to talk about what they see in the photos. Set 1 minute. -Elicit the answers quickly.

While-Listening #1 (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging gist task through a listening text

-Tell them they are going to listen to three people on the website and match the speakers to the photos (Reflect the photos on the board as well). -Say that they are going to work alone. Ask some ICQs as follows to check if they have understood before you start the audio. "1. What are we going to do in this part? 2. Are you going to work in pairs?" -Give each a worksheet folded and tell them not to open it and only look at the matching exercise. -Start the audio. When the audio finishes: -Tell them to check their answers quickly in pairs. Then show the answers on the board.

While-Listening #2 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging specific information task through a listening text

Say "You are going to listen to the recordings again. There are some activities here, the question is -Who mentions them?-. Liu Shan? Mo? or Andre? Write L for Lui, M for Mo, A for André next to the activities" Ask some ICQs if necessary: 1. What are they? (By pointing at the activities on the sheet) 2. What are you going to write next to the activities? After the recording finishes, get them into pairs for Peer-Feedback and elicit the answers in WCF.

While-Listening #3 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed task through a listening text

-Say "You are going to listen to the text again and answer some questions. Unfold the sheet and look at the third part. We have 4 questions. Check the questions quickly" Ask some ICQs if necessary: 1. How many questions do we have? 2. What are you going to do before listening? -Then start the audio -After they have done, tell them to work in pairs and compare their answers. -Then elicit the correct answers through WCF. For the third question, ask for justification. If students have difficulty in some of the questions, play the parts that cover the answer again.

Post/Listening (11-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-Get Ss into groups of three. -Say "Each group will have a set of photos. You are going to share a photo on the my world, our world website. Choose your favorite place. What are you going to say about that place? Plan it for a minute. You can get help from the questions on the board. Then you will tell about your favorite place to your group. You will have 5 minutes for this activity." -In order to check if they have understood the instructions, ask ICQs as follows: "1. How many photos will you choose? -Only one 2. Are you going to share it anywhere? -Yes, on the website. 3. Will you have time to think before you start?" -If you have time, ask some students to give a short talk to the whole class about their choice and to explain why. -As they talk, move around the class and monitor each group carefully. -Try to note down some good and problematic language examples and common mistakes you observe. -Finish off the lesson with some feedback on the board.

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