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TP2 Listening Lesson
Elementary or Beginner level


In this lessons students will learn about food through listening to a tape and memorizing the words and what they mean. At the beginning I will use flash cards or pictures and introduce them to different foods. Afterwards, I will instruct their way through the exercise asking them to write down the words they hear and ask them to come to the white board and write them down. Then I will make them listen to another exercise, I will have sentences written on the board and they will have to come fill the blanks there. Finally we will review the words learnt.


Main Aims

  • Listening for specific information, inferring relationships and inferring meaning.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of adjectives that can be used to describe food.


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

I will start with a very quick overview of what adjectives are by putting them into 2-3 groups and calling them out to the board to write as many adjectives as they can in perhaps 1-2 minutes. Afterwards I will explain to them what we'll be doing in class, which is to learn about types of food and listen to how those words are pronounced.

Pre-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

At first I will explain to them the task which is to name as many tasks as possible in pairs, then we will discuss or shout out a couple of food types mentioned and make them write it on the board, perhaps throw in some adjectives where they can describe this type of food they have mentioned, perhaps just the color or so.

Pre-Teaching Blocking Vocab (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Before we begin our exercise I will go over some basic vocabulary they will encounter throughout the listening exercises, discuss the description of it.

Controlled Practice (8-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Tell students they are going to hear some words about food. Tell them to put down their pens down and simply listen. When the students are ready play the recording. Afterwards I will make them work in pairs and write down the words they heard. Then, I will play the recording again for them to check they got all the words down. Make them write it down on the white board. For the second exercise, I will have written a couple of sentences on the board with blanks at the end. Sentences involve simple word structure such as I like, I love etc.. Repeat the procedure of exercise 1 only difference is they will be listening and writing down in groups in order fill in the blanks. Most importantly after I have explained the exercise I will ask them to read the sentences in order to be able to fill in the blanks.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Towards the end of the lesson, I will show them a couple of pictures on the screen and ask them to work in groups to write 3 single word descriptions about this food image they see and make them come up to the white board and write them down. Also, to make sure they got the spellings right.

Post-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To overview class objectives

At the very end, a short overview will take place to make sure all the information taught has been understood and learnt through eliciting the type of food and students guessing it. Even, students themselves can describe the food to their team members that will be at the front and they will have to guess it.

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