Charlene Charlene

TP 5: Listening - Guilty Secrets
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students listen to an audio clip of others sharing their guilty secrets. At the end, students have speaking practice while sharing their guilty secrets with others.


Abc Listening Audio Track 4.9
Abc Zoom White Board
Abc SB: Headway

Main Aims

  • For students to practice listening for gist in the context of a radio talk show in which three people share secrets.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For students to become familiar with more informal vocabulary related to people sharing their guilty secrets.


Warmer/Lead-in (2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-T shares a guilty secret through a picture story.

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

-Pre-teach vocab, ECDWS. Focus more on vocab that Ss struggle with. -T shows Ss 3 pictures for the 3 stories in the Listening task. -Ss predict what what happens in each story by looking at the pictures. -Ss 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 7 minute Listening task. -T stops in between each story. -Ss discuss as a whole group if their predictions were true.

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

-Ss listen again to the 7 minute Listening task. -T stops between each story and elicits answers about the specific information Ss are listening for. -T has AK available and only covers problem areas. Flexi Stage: -Vocabulary/Expressions- Students match the vocabulary to the pictures from the stories. -Ss discuss answers in pairs. - T shows AK and gives FB.

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

-T asks Ss about their thoughts on the stories. -Ss shares answers with the whole group. -T asks students what the T's guilty secret is. -Ss respond with answers about T's guilty secret. -T asks Ss to think about their guilty secret and share with 2 others in the break out rooms. -T asks Ss who has the most guilty secret. -Ss share what they learned about their classmates.

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