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World Culture - Indian Railway - Listening & Speaking
Elementary level


In this example, students practice learning through the lesson based on video about Indian Railway. This is followed by speaking activity.


Abc Cutting Edge Handout
Abc Video

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about Indian railways in the context of video.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of an exercise.


Set the context and Lead in (8-10 minutes) • To allow students make some predictions

- Illustrate some pictures. CCQs: ask some simple questions quickly such as: is he a worker? is he a doctor? whats his job? - Elicit answer from Ss and give feedback. - model and drill a few sentences e.g.(( he is a station master and he works...)). - ask Ss to work in pairs to guess and model sentences based on the picture that have just shown and monitor. Feedback- ask Ss to give some sentences about pictures

Set the Gist task - listening for gist (5-10 minutes) • To find general info from the video

- Distribute HO toss. - ICQ - Tell them the instruction of Ex-2b. - Tell students they are going to watch a video and try to number the list of said words in the order you watch. Play the video twice if needed. - Monitor while they are numbering. - Let them do the peer checking. - Choose a person to tell to class how the right order is. - Feedback.

Set the specific info task (8-10 minutes) • To find the specific info from the video

- Ask students to read the sentences in Ex-3. - ICQ: Check if the students have understood the task. - Ask students to do it individually. - Tell them to watch and listen to the video again to get the specific information and choose the correct answer. Distribute the sentences to each student. - Students check each other's answer, then check each group's answer. - Feedback: Ask students to read sentences with right answers.

Listening for details (5-7 minutes) • To focus on detail comprehension afterwards of video

- Make a quick drill of Ex-4a. - ICQ: Make sure students understand what they should do. - Ask students to do individually. Suggest students to write initial letter. - Then, check each other's answer. - Play video again and monitor whether they need any corrections or not. - Feedback: get feedback from students.

Feedback - Speaking and writing for fluency (5-8 minutes) • to allow students personalise the text, and to personal level to the content

- Discuss: Let students discuss based on the Ex-3. - Students are assigned to do it between 3-5 minutes. - Let students change within groups and monitor - correct when it's needed. - Tell students what they found from his partner.

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