Aruzhan Aruzhan

TP7 Listening
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will listen to three interviews about having a pet. Students will also look into vocabulary in the listening.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about inerview in the context of animals

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of relationship lexis in the context of animals


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

T finds out as many pet names from ss as possible. Ss name the most unusual pet the class had

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Elicit the words companion, bond, unconditional. Ask CCQs: Can mother's love be unconditional? Is bond smth that separates us or connects? do you like usually your companion or hate? Can a pet/animal be a companion? Show the pictures of animals from the recording. Ask ss to name them.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T shows ss the list of pets on the board. Ss have to guess what pet the people in the recording talk about. Remind them there are 3. Ss listen to the recording. Check their guess. Peer check FB-answer on the board. T can ask Ss if they'd like to have a spider or a pig for a pet.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T gives instructions and gives a handout with the list of pet characteristics. Ss tick the sentences mentioned in the listening. Ss listen to the recording for the second time and and check their answers. Ss put T for Time, G for Gus and M for Maxime next to the sentence. Ss peer-check. Sentences are shown on the board. Ss come to the board and write answers there. General WGFB. T checks with the class and asks for inconsistencies if there are any.

Post-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T shows two questions on the board. Ss discuss with a pair 2 characteristics from the list they'd look for in the pet and characteristics they'd look for in a person. FB. Are the characteristics very different?

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