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Booking in a hotel (listening)
pre-intermediate level


This lesson focuses on developing the listening skill through different gist and detailed information tasks. First, the language is presented through a simple reading task. Then, they listen for gist and details. After that, they practice using the vocabulary in a conversation and make up their own hotel reservations for a speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide students with gist and detailed listening pracitce through different conversations about makinhg a reservation in a hotel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice in context for some vocabulary in the context of booking a room in a hotel


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

I will ask the students to recommend a hotel for me to stay in. I will ask about their reasons. They talk about their favorite hotel and the characteristics of a good hotel.

Pre-Listening (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening by presenting the vocabulary of the listening in a reading task

I'll ask the students to work in groups and complete the web page in HO#1 by matching the vocabulary to the pictures. Students listen to check their answers. They repeat and practice the words.

While-Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging a gist listening task

Students will listen to a character who is booking a room on the phone. Before listening, I will elicit some of the things he might ask for. They might refer to the boxed words in HO#1. Students listen and tick the things he asks for in the first exercise in HO#2. They listen again and check their answers.

While-Listening # 2 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed inference listening tasks

I will direct students' attention that "book a room" and "reserve a room" give the meaning. Then I will write the following two words on the board "check-in" and "check out" then ask which one is for booking a room and which one is for leaving the room. a sample CCQ might be; which word do I use when i leave my passport in a hotel to stay? Students will listen to answer the questions in the second part of HO# 2 students listen again to check their answers.

Practice / production task (while listening # 3) (8-10 minutes) • to check understanding of and practice using the vocabulary in a conversation

Students read the conversation in HO# 3 and try to put the words in the appropriate place. Students listen to check their answers.

Post-Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the listening and expand on what they've learned

Students match the questions in which they had filled the words with the answers. They practice in pairs the conversation by swapping roles between answers and questions. They look at the line to memorize it then look up and try to remember and say.

Post-Listening # 2 (5-8 minutes) • To provuide an opportunity to respond to and practice TL and the listening in a productive task

I will ask the students to look again at the web page in HO#1 and make up their own conversations just like the one the will have practiced in the stage before. If we have extra time they swap roles.

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