Fatima Fatima

London Listening Lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will improve their listening skills and will learn to look for general and specific information in the task.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about London tourist attractions in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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.

Pre-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening and make it accessible

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.

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

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.

While-Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Students listen again and match places to ideas in the box individually. They check answers in pairs afterwards.

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

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?

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