Mouad Mouad

6.1 In their past
Elementary A2 level


In this lesson,we'll discuss some of the most known celebrities in their respective fields,first by checking the students' previously known information about them,then checking it against an audio sequence,thus working on their listening and speaking skills


Abc Speakout 2nd edition Elementary students' book,Eales and Oakes,Pearson (2001) ; Page 72
Abc Google Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of celebrities and other known facts


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

-T greets Ss and talks to them in turns about their favourite music genre/movie type,and how they access said content. -Ss are divided into breakout rooms,monitored by T while they exchange answers on the previously asked question. -Brief feedback upon return to the main discussion

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare the students for the task

-T asks students about the celebrities they do know,in the fields of music and movie industry. -As the information and responses get flowing,T shows the photos of the celebrities in question,then moves on to task A

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

-T shows some true/false fact about the celebrities -T divides Ss into breakout rooms,assigns a celebrity to each room and monitors them while they are discussing the given information. -T plays Recording1 of Unit 6 to check the answers that Ss come up with

While-Listening #2 (5-6 minutes) • To glean more information from a previously heard sequence

-T replays Recording 1 of Unit 6 -T divides Ss into breakout rooms,then asks them to write down one more fact about the celebrity they were assigned to. -Upon return to the main room,T asks one S from each group to say out loud the fact they gleaned from the second listening

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to respond the given information and recording,expand and discuss what they've learned

-T starts a recap of the lesson to make sure the Ss are not lost,and that they are focused and on track -T discusses the information that was the content of the lesson with Ss -T probes any potential impact on Ss from the lesson (taste in music/movies,vocabulary..)

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