Bryar Bryar

Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about how to listen for gist, specific information and more detail.


Abc Presentation
Abc Vocabulary Analysis
Abc YouTube Video

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text urban legend

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice speaking for fluency


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

Before watching video give instructions watch the video and tell me what is it about? peer check Elicit Students watch a video about urban-legends what was it about?

Pre-Listening - Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I will give hand out a list of vocabulary to match with some pictures to check their understanding of the vocabulary. and then check form and pronunciation

Pre-Listening (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ask students to look at pictures 1, 2, 3 on WB and guess what happened in each story. Ask each group for one story guesses to elicit ideas.

While-Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening task

I will show three questions on the board and I will tell them to answer these questions Read these questions first Each story once (stop and start) ICQ: How many times will you listen to it? Once Feedback after each story 1- How many dollars were in his jacket? $1000 2- How many months did the man face in a prison? 24 months 3- How many bugs went off at the same time? nineteen

While-Listening #2 (10-13 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening task

Q) Listen to the urban legends. answer these questions: 1- A- Why was the sailor in Australia? He was competing in the American's Cup yacht race. B- Was the kangaroo dead? No, it wasn't 2- A- Why the insurance company refused to pay? Because they know the man had obviously smoked the cigars B- What did he do with the insurance company? The man sued the insurance company and won 3- A- What was wrong with the woman's house? B- How did shy try to solve the problems?

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

Make 3 groups A, B, C, each group has their story to listen Group A Story 1 Group B story 2 Group 3 story 3 and tell them to take notes while they are listening to the stories and tell them that they are going to retell the story to another group CCQ, do you need to listen to all stories? no group A which story do you listen for? group B? group C? do you make notes? Yes Feedback Line up students to change face, change place game CHANGE FACE, CHANGE PLACE

Extra Activity (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they have learnt

I will tell them to listen to the stories again and decide if the stories are true or not? feedback: give them the answer

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