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Copy of Music festivals lesson with listening and vocabulary activities
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice reading, listening, speaking and vocabulary. They will read an advertisement about a music festival with different musicians in Australia. They will do prediction before the gist listening task for a record about two people planning to attend the same festival. After some vocabulary exercise, they will follow this up with talking about their music festival experiences or intentions within their groups.


Abc Gap-Fill Handout
Abc Gap-Fill Handout
Abc Reading Handout
Abc Gap-Fill Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice of a conversation in the context of music.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review vocabulary related to music styles.


Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To set the context of the lesson and engage students

T will ask "Do you know any music festival from Turkey or from any other country?" and give an example of "Fanta Music Festival in Turkey". T-S task feedback (elicit a few ideas)

Focus on Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • to teach more types of music and pronunciation practice

T hands out the sheet about Bonville music festival. Ss will fill in the blanks individually and check the answers in pairs. After eliciting the answers in WCFB, T will check the meaning and drill the pronunciation a bit.

Pre-Listening and Vocabulary (15-20 minutes) • Engage the Ss for the listening

T will hand out the reading texts. They will talk about the festival and the meanings of the words: "to perform, performer, performance". T will ask students to imagine that they are going to this festival and choose the most interesting musician they may want to see after reading the text. Elicit the opinions in WCFB and talk about. Ss in 5-6 people groups will find as many alternative phrases as possible for: -sounds of planet -in the sunshine -originate from -unique -leading musicians -take in Elicit and discuss the answers if they are correct or not on WB in WCFB.

Pre-Listening (2-3 minutes) • To engage students for the listening part

Stick the pictures of Cameron and John to the WB. Make students predict about these two person in order to set the context of the listening

Gist Listening (4-5 minutes) • To make listening exercise

T will write the questions on the board and play the record once. Ss will check their answers in pairs. T will elicit the answers quickly.

Detailed Listening (5-7 minutes) • For the comprehension of the text and record

T will hand out 4 questions and play the record a second time (depending on Ss). Ss will check their answers in pairs. T will elicit the answers in WCFB and ask students how they have found the answers.

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