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Therapy Lesson, Listening Lesson
B1 level


In this lesson ss learn about the different kind of therapies through guided discovery. After some lead in to understand what SS know about laughters, they will be pre-taught the vocabulary necessary for the audio. Then the SS will have listening for gist and following that listening for information. Following a brainstrorming, they will have an opportunity of a freer speaking activity where the SS can produce and discuss.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening and detailed listening practice of T/F questions through the use of a listening text about the types of therapy.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in a freer group speaking activity and discussion to produce thoughts about therapy.


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

-T turns on a meditative song and sits down in the middle of the class and imitates a person meditating. -T asks the SS what he was doing and if they had ever done something like that. - SS give their ideas about the meditation and try to find the word therapy. -T elicits the meaning of therapy. ECDW. -T asks them if they know any other kinds of therapies. - If SS can`t find any project some pictures to prompt them. -SS talk about their opinions about therapies.

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

-Pre-teach the necessary vocabulary. -Elicit the vocabulary through pictures, sound prompts and some brainstorming. -Concept check the necesary meanings. -Drill whole class and drill individually. -Write down the words on the board and show the major stress.

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

- SS will have a listening for gist. - T hands out the two questions and give the SS some time to read. - SS listen to the audio once and try to find the answers of ex.3. - Then SS check in pairs. - T monitors. - SS talk about what they think the answers are. - T tells the SS to unfold the papers and the answers are there.

While-Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks.

- T hands out the T/F questions in exercise 4A. - SS forms groups of three. - T mentions which questions they will answer. - T plays the recording and SS try to answer. - Check in groups. - T plays again to check. - SS listen and check their answers. - T monitors. - T tells the SS to look outside to find the answers on the wall and run back and tell the answers to their group members, -T plays a fast entertaining song to pace the SS. -SS check answers in groups.

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

- T explains that they will have some discussion about 4C. - T forms two or three groups depending on the class attendency. - T projects the two questions in 4C. - SS read the questions and discuss the questions with their classmates. - T monitors. - T gives delayed feedback for good and bad language. -If there is time T hands out a list of therapies and tells SS to choose some they know and discuss what it is and when and where it is used.

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