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Listening for simple past
Elementary level


in this lesson the students are going to practice listening skill for the grammar of simple past, for lizzie's lesson, they have a reading with the exposure of simple past grammar. But as a link they will have another receptive skill practice. There is a listen and practice part at the beginning so that they should practice the stress on different words in s sentence. And then they should tick the sentences which are true for them. if its not true they should write the negative one. Part 7 is the main part of listening (A radio interview). after listening choose the correct answer. Part 8 is a fill in the gap which is again based on listening. on part 9, they should listen again and answer the whole questions in the previous part.


Abc a copy paper from the book "face to face" Elementary. page 55
Abc Audio CD for students book tracks 39,40,41,42
Abc Listening transcription
Abc Pictures from google search to pre teach the vocabulary
Abc Pictures of Turkish authors from Google search engine.

Main Aims

  • by the end of this lesson, the students will be able to comprehend listening in gist and also in detail and some stressed words will be easy for them to understand and repeat.

Subsidiary Aims

  • pre-teaching the new vocabulary in a listening context


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students to have listening practice

The students are going to watch a very short video so that i can elicit the word: Spy stories. They have been told about this word on Lizzie's lesson. I ask them to talk with their partner and say if they like to watch these type of film? yes or no? why or why not.

Pre-Listening (5-10 minutes) • To pre-teach some blocking vocabulary to make a better understand of the listening.

I am going to pre-teach these blocking vocabulary beforehand so that they can understand the listening part: Navy licence Make a lot of money. I need to show them some pictures on the board to make them clear. I also need to elicit these words after drilling them and writing on the board.

While-Listening (6-10 minutes) • Listening for Gist

They are going to listen to the the beginning of a radio interview with the writer,Will Forbes. and they should choose the correct answer. After doing it, they are going to check in pairs.

While-Listening (7-15 minutes) • To listen for more details

They are going to listen again for more details and do exercise 8. they should listen and fill in the gaps. It has 2 parts. part a and part b... part a is fill in the gap and part b is for listening again and saying if Did is stressed or unstressed in past simple questions. They should check their answers with their partner and also the group to see if they did correctly or not. They should listen to the whole listening for interview and answer questions in 8a after that they should listen again and find 4 things that are true for Ian Fleming and James Bond. After doing this part they will be asked to check their answers again with their pair and in group.

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

They will be asked to look at the transcription paper of listening and compare their whole answers based on that paper. They are going to have an interview with each other. they should one of the photos of famous Turkish authors and imagine they are one of them and they are going to ask him/her some questions. first they write their questions like 4 questions ( 2 starting with Did and the other starting with Wh qurstions) and then they should ask them and write down their answers. I should make a sample for them so they know what are they going to interview.

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