Imen Yakoubi Imen Yakoubi

listening and speaking class
upp-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be listening to "Vox pops" series of people speaking naturally about the same topic; students are required to listen attentively to the audio, apply the strategies taught about active listening, identify the general ideas including some specific details, and connect the main topic to real life.


Abc PPT based on Unit 1 " Home and Away" page 16, Text "Things I miss from Home"

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about "What we miss away from our countries" in the context of Being away from home

Subsidiary Aims

  • Help students apply active listening strategies
  • Make connection between text and main theme of the unit


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

Guessing game (pre-teach vocabulary they the students are supposed to find in the listening lesson)

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Picture of myself and another one from the book to connect students with the theme: what do we really miss being away from our countries: a short students discussion

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Present some strategies about an active listening. Ask students to note down everything useful: names, countries etc Take notes while listening keep SILENCE. Listening to the audio answering questions

Post-Reading/Listening (5-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Making final inferences and connect the text to the main theme.

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