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Pre Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about vocabulary related to city activities. They will then do a listening activity, followed by some speaking.


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Main Aims

  • Sts will do listening practice connected with city activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • Sts will learn about vocabulary connected to city activities


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

Back to the board (Zoom style). Post the name of a city to all sts except one. Explain that sts will describe the city without naming it and that the one st will try tp guess what it is. Repeat.

Pre-Listening Vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text

Show sts activities and have them match the verbs to the nouns to form verb-noun collocations. FB. Then ask them if they remember what question is used to ask about the frequency of doing an activity. Elicit: How often do you..? Tell sts they will ask and answer How often do you..? questions with a partner, using the verb-noun collocations looked at. Put sts into breakout rooms for 2 mins. Quick FB in main room.

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening task

Show sts pictures and elicit activities that you can do in London. Show sts 2 x questions and explain they will listen and 1. number the activities as they hear them and 2. say what all the activities have in common. Play listening. FB (sts annotate on slide).

While-Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed listening task

Explain that sts will listen again and fill in the gaps. Give sts 1 min to read over the gap fill exercise. Play listening. FB in pairs. Then whole class FB.

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

Ask sts to think about their own cities. Where are the best free places to go? Put sts into breakout rooms to discuss and make notes for 4 mins. Put sts back into main room for FB.

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