Jessica Kidd Jessica Kidd

Vocabulary: Numbers and Statistics through listening
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be taught how to write numbers from listening, and visa versa in the form of vocabulary. The lesson starts with the introduction to different groupings of numbers from various statistics which range from basic to difficult. Students will listen to 2 recordings and complete activities provided. The lesson will include team work from students with regards to statistics, ending off with Bingo.


Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of understanding and saying big numbers as well as writing them through society and change, and social issues.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop students’ speaking and listening skills through lexis


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The lead in to my lesson will begin with drawing the start of a bank safe. I will tell the students i am going on holiday to Europe but don't have enough money, therefore robbing a bank. I know exactly how much money i am stealing but i want the students to guess. I will write the amount on the board but in a jumbled form. The first person to guess, gets half the money.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Start off by asking the students the following questions: 1. What is the population of Istanbul? 2. How much does a new cellphone cost? 3. What does this symbol mean: %? (An amount of something, often expressed as a number out of 100) I will then draw the number units column and discuss any confusion with the class. Students will then be introduced to the worksheet, and told to practice saying the figures with their partner. An audio will be played with these figures. Students then say the corrections.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Exercise 1 will commence. Students are to look at the figures in question 1, to guess the answers below. Once they have guessed in PW, a second audio clip will play and the answers will be checked. I will pause the audio so the students have time to listen and write. The answers will be checked, i will ask the students to read out the full numbers correctly.

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss to work in pairs. Student A to write down 5 statistics, show them to student B. Can he/she say the numbers correctly? I will emphasise that the statistics don't have to refer to real things, but different numbers should be written for each one. I will monitor, circulate and make sure they are saying the numbers correctly.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

BINGO! Students will be given a sheet with many numbers. They are to choose 9 of them randomly and write them into the blocks on the grid. I will then read out numbers randomly and the students are to listen for them and tick them off. The first person to tick all the numbers shouts BINGO and wins a prize:)

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