Erdem Sen Erdem Sen

Issues when travelling by train - While practising future simple
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, sts practice using ``will`` to make offers and promise help through guided listening tasks about travelling by train. The lesson starts with a short presentation about what did a couple of days ago, which is I went to Ankara by train. In this presentation, I will elicit some vocabulary also. This followed by a listening exercise about a traveler that is having problems. Then there is an uncontrolled practice through a phone conversation. Finally, we will review what we have done so far and see if we are right.


Abc Course Book

Main Aims

  • To provide listening practice using a text about having problems and asking for help in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of transportation and trip in the context of traveling by train


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

After asking how they have been, I will tell them what I did a couple of days ago, which is my travel to Ankara by train.

Pre-Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I will talk about the problems I had while travelling by train. I will use the words that they may not know such as ``arrange`` and ``hire``. Then I will elicit the meanings if the sts don`t know them. Now they will be ready to listen to the exercise 2.

While Listening #1 (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

Before listening the exercise, I will give them the instructions like you are going to listen to a conversation about a problem of a traveler is having and how it is fixed. I will ask sts to listen to the telephone call carefully and find out what the problem and the solution are. Then they will discuss about it in PW. I plan to repeat the exercise twice.

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

Sts will have already talked about the possible problems of travelling by a train and what the solutions would be for those problems in the first two exercises. Depending on the number of the sts, they will work in pairs or in a group. There is a conversation between Bridget and Ana, but what Bridget says is missing and the sts will try to fill in the blanks. Answers may vary depending on the sts` experiences, assumptions, and imaginations. Then I will ask for two volunteers to read the conversation one of which will be Bridget and the other one will be Ana. I plan to do this twice.

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

In the last exercise, sts will listen the exercise 3-the whole conversation between Ana and Bridget-. They are going to compare their answers to the ones in the real conversation and they will see if they are right or not. I will repeat the conversation twice for them to understand better.

Lesson Overview and Error Correction (4-5 minutes) • Rectify what sts have learned and practised in the class

I will ask sts to summarize what they have just learned and practiced by asking ``what have you studied so far?``, ``what have you practiced?``, ``what new phrases and words have you learned?``. I believe, sts will make some errors and I will take notes about them and at the end of the class, I will ask them to correct the mistakes.

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