London Listening Lesson
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about London tourist attractions in the context of travel
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel
Procedure (44-54 minutes)
Ss look at a photo containing London attractions for a few seconds and have to remember as many items as possible in pairs. The teacher asks each pair to name one thing in the photo. The teacher then shows the photo again to elicit, check and drill the vocabulary related. Finally he elicits the topic of the listening.
Ss are given time to read the summaries and predict the correct answer before playing the recording. They then listen to the audio and check their answers.
Elicit sentences used for giving advice and recommendations (Sentences in the useful box). Ss listen for the first time (without taking notes) and decide which places posted on the wall are being recommended by Tom. The teacher then plays the audio again to check answers.
Students listen again and match places to ideas in the box individually. They check answers in pairs afterwards.
Ss are given papers with words and definitions separately. They have to find their partners matching the word with the definition. They then sit together and discuss which tourist attraction in London they would/wouldn't like to visit. If they could visit only one, which one would they choose? Why?