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Elementary level


in this lesson students get familiar with some ing-ending activities, later they have to say if they like or hate these activities. it is then followed by a listening part which is the main aim of the lesson. the listening part consists of 2 section. first they are going to listen for the gist of meaning and next for the specific information. when the listening is over, the students are asked to participate in a more communicative exercise, to compare Adele with other pop stars and see if she is a typical pop star on not


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Main Aims

  • by the end of this lesson students should be able to listen to a passage and get the gist of meaning, also they are required to find out specific information from the audio they hear

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice, review and clarification of activity words in the context of weekend activities, sports


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students for teaching new vocabulary items

I enter the class with my headphones on and a bit of dancing. Then I elicit the activities: listening to music, dancing

vocabulary (5-8 minutes) • To teach the new vocabulary and provide students with the words they hear in the recording and the ones they might need for the activation part

the teacher has already written a word on slips of paper, a students comes to the front, chooses one and mimes it, others have to guess the word. then by asking some CCQs, synonyms and examples the meaning is clarified. they repeat the word chorally and individually with the correct word stress. I write the word on the board including (spelling, stress,pronunciation). I underline the "ing" ending with a different color

vocabulary reinforcement (2-4 minutes) • to put the acquired grammar into practice

students are supposed to talk about the activities they like and they hate in pairs. later the teacher ask two or three students to share their ideas with the class.

Pre-Listening activity/ lead in (1-2 minutes) • to set the context for the listening activity and moving to the topic of listening

I Raise their curiosity about the music I was listening to "Do you like to hear?" "do you know the singer?" and I elicit the Name

While-Listening #1 (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with a chance to listen and get the gist

the teacher gives two question to the students (questions from the coursebook, p:35, part 1a) and asks them to listen and answer the questions. later they check the answer in pairs and check with the class.

While-Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

some different pieces of paper are given to each student, they have to listen and chose the words they hear, then they find a partner who has the same color paper and check the answers together, and say what does the recording say about each item.

While-Listening #3 (5-6 minutes) • To provide student with alternatives and listen for more specific information

a piece of paper containing the sentences on page 35, exercise 2 is given to the students, they are asked to read the sentences first, then listen and choose the correct answer. in pairs they check and for one more time check with another pair.

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

on one side of the board I write "Adele" and on another side I elicit and write the names of some other famous pop stars. then i lead a categorization of what she likes/hates/does and what others do? and ask if she is similar to them or different? in groups they discuss "why she is not a typical pop artist?"

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