Charlene Charlene

Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice listening to a broadcast about the lifestyle of locals in Hong Kong.


Abc SB: Speak Out
Abc Zoom White Board

Main Aims

  • For students to practice listening for gist and specific information in the context of a broadcast about the lifestyle of locals in Hong Kong.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For students to understand and use the following lexical items related to a local's life in Hong Kong. (skyscraper, shopping centre, karaoke, tram, bamboo steamer)


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

-T shows Hong Kong flag and world map to Ss. -Ss guess the country. -T asks students if they have been to Hong Kong?

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Pre-teaching Vocabulary -T shows photo of target vocabulary and elicits information about the photo. -T says word verbally and asks CCQs -T drills pronunciation (chorally and individually) -T reveals written form -T asks if the above words are popular with tourists, locals or both? -Ss are given a exposure to the listening with a quick reading tasks. T highlights most important parts with three questions. -After the reading task, Ss predict which of the challenges from the broadcast will be easiest to do. -If there's time, Ss can discuss predictions in pairs

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

-Ss listen to the 4 minute video. -Ss are checking to see if their prediction was true. -T also asks Ss what problems the broadcaster faced as she went about her challenges

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

-Ss listen a second time for specific information -Ss are checking the sentences and finding the incorrect word and replacing it with the correct word. -Ss pair check their answers -FB- T reviews answers with AK and replays troublesome sentences in the video if needed.

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

-Ss have a discussion in pairs -Ss choose one question and talk about it -FB: T asks Ss about their partner's answers when in a whole group

Feedback and Error Correction (5 minutes) • Students correct their own errors

-T writes 3 sentences on the WB. 2 sentences have errors, 1 doesn't. -Ss decide which ones have errors and which one doesn't. -Ss explain what the errors are and why they are incorrect.

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