Atefeh Atefeh

pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students main focus will be on developing their receptive skill, listening, and their sub aim will be speaking. I will introduce the context by asking the students about their memories of school. Before the listening I will pre -teach some vocabulary words. I will pre teach, a loads of sth, a goody goody student, curious, rugby, torture. Then students will listen for the first time to a recording interview conversation for the gist of the exercise and decide how each person felt about school. After feedback, they will listen for the second time and answer the questions about the speakers with some pauses after each speaker. For a more detail specific listening exercise students will listen again and determine if they identify the speakers or not and then give them the scripts to check their understanding with partner. To end, students will be asked to speak to their partners about whether or not they have had any idea about the speakers' ideas about the school and are they agree or disagree.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about school memories in the context of interviewing 6 persons about their good and bad feeling about their schools.

Subsidiary Aims

  • secondary aim is a fluency speaking practice; to practice Ss' productive skills through peer discussion. The activity will give Ss opportunity to express their opinions and views - with prompting questions on the WB to give them an entrance point.


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

At first I will show them some pictures about the schools :( primary school, secondary school and high school) and ask them to look at them carefully and tell me which school do they go. then I show them another pictures about school classes, courses and some good and bad memories of school. after that, ask them to give their own idea about the pictures: what this pictures are about? school tell me more? school, classes, teachers, classmates, courses, and etc . good, what do you think about the school? is it good or bad? tell me about your school memories....

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

show them some pictures of blocking words of the listening audio file and clarify for them and the students repeat by drilling and I elicit them the syllables and part of speech ot the words: 1. rugby: noun​ /ˈrʌɡ.bi/ its a kind of sport which two team try to keep the ball and score points. 2. loads of sth: a lot of sth 3. torture: noun UK ​ /ˈtɔː.tʃər/ to be cruel to a person or animal 4. curious: adjective UK ​ /ˈkjʊə.ri.əs/ interested in learning about people or things around you 5. goody goody : noun [ C ] informal UK ​ /ˈɡʊd.iˌɡʊd.i/ someone who behaves in a way intended to please people in authority

While-Listening #1 (3-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist information listening tasks

Ask the students to listen to the audio file carefully for guessing the topic and main idea of it (gist listening). 1. " ok guys, now we listen to the audio file". ICQ: is it an audio file or video? audio 2". it is an interview of 6 people about school" . ICQs: how many people?6 people what is it about? school 3. " now let's listen to the audio carefully and tell me what do you understand ." I play the audio file and monitor the students from distance and DO NOT INTERRUPT them. after listening,I tell them : "well, you have 2 minutes to share your ideas with your partner about the conversation. ***HINT: I use a dual hour glass , the purple color which is 2 minutes and the pink color which is 1 minute. I gave the purple to the weaker Ss and pink to the stringers to have a safe environment for discussion with each other and don't panic about the time. After that, I alarmed them the rest of time, 30 seconds. Then its my turn to elicit them some information "what was it about? school memories. Have they liked their school or not? some of them like and some not. was any body who both like and dislike the school? yes two of them

While-Listening #2 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging specific information listening tasks

I tell them " good, listen again and answer task 1. It is about the speakers' feeling about the school. I pause it between each speaker's talking to put your answers . DO I pause it for you? yes . put If they like the school , put if they don't like and put if they have both ideas . After listening, they have 2 minutes to check their answer with me.

While-Reading/Listening #3 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

it is the third play for the detailed information. I give them Task 2 and ask them to read the questions carefully. I play the audio file for the last time and they answer the questions ,after that they check their answers.

Post-Listening (8-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

give them 2 minutes to write their ideas individually. after that give them 2 minutes to share their ideas with the group. try to participate to their conversation to support them by giving some vocabulary or clues. Give them the script of audio file and ask them to guess the meaning of highlighted words. 2 min after that, Ask them are they agree with any of those speakers or not? why? nominate them to tell their idea about the conversation to the class. 6 min

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