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listening lesson
intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will practice gist and scan listening in the context of risky activities and sports. The lesson starts with a "Pictionary" game. Then, I will pre-teach some vocabulary which might be difficult for some learners. Next, I will play the audio and the students will be asked to do the gist listening task. After that, They will listen to the audio a second time and they will be doing the scan listening. Finally, they will be doing a speaking activity which is a role play.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about risky people in the context of dangerous activities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of dangerous activities in the context of risky people.


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

- Play " Pictionary" game. - Divide them into pairs and give each team strips of papers include some questions regarding the topic. - Give them some time to discuss their opinions. -Listen to their feedback.

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

- I will pre-teach the vocabulary. - Divide them into pairs and give them the words and the definitions and ask them to match the word with the definition. - They will check each other's work. - Drill meaning, pronunciation, and form of the most difficult ones. - Provide them with answer sheets.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- Give them the sheet with the gist question and give them thirty seconds to read it. - play the audio. - Check their answers in pairs. - Listen to their answers.

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

- Ask them to unfold the sheet and read the next questions. - Play the audio again. - Get them to check their answers in pairs. - Listen to their answers. -Give them the answer sheet.

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

-Ask them to prepare four questions about dangerous situations and risky people. - Divide them into pairs, one will be a reporter asking people about their opinions and the other will be answering him.

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