Mohanned Said Mohanned Said

Past Simple and continuous; used to
intermediate level

Materials

Abc New Cutting Edge- Intermediate, page 16
Abc Three recordings (Track no. 11, 12, & 13)
Abc PowerPoint ( Questions and photos)

Main Aims

  • *To provide students with listening practice for the gist (skimming) and some detailed information.
  • * To present vocabulary that is essential for understanding the task.

Subsidiary Aims

  • * To provide students with practice in summarizing and retelling.
  • * To integrate listening into speaking.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • Break the ice, set lesson context and engage students

First, I tell them about a famous person that I met, then I will ask them this question to discuss in pairs while monitoring them. Question: Have you ever met a famous person and what did you do first? If not, who would you like to meet and what will you do first? At the end of this stage, I will give some of them the chance to tell their anecdotes with famous people.

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

I will explain the meanings of the potential difficult words using photos and examples on PowerPoint. If I have enough time, I will let them come up with some extra examples. The potential difficult words are as follows: stand in line, barman, gorgeous, accidentally bucket of ice, nearly, bump into, walk past, and tracksuit.

While-Listening #1 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

The students listen to the recordings to match the speaker with the famous person they met. Then they check in pairs while I monitor them and take notes about common errors to be dealt with in Post-listening stage. In the end, I provide an open-class feedback.

While-Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging, detailed listening tasks

The students listen to the recordings again making notes about when and where the speakers met the famous people and what they said to each other. I will change the pairs who worked together in While-listening #1 to create a different atmosphere and kill the boredom. During the pair work, I monitor them and take notes about common errors to be dealt with in Post-listening stage. The open-class feedback will be provided after the pair work.

Post-Listening (3-5 minutes) • To provide the students with an opportunity to expand on what they've learned

Recap the main vocabulary and correct some mistakes they made during the while-listening #1 and while-listening #2. Before correcting their mistakes, I will give them the chance to self-correct.

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