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Lesson on London
Elementary level


The lesson aims to help the students improve their listening skills. The teacher will talk to the students about London first, and then he'll introduce some words to them. After an exercise on the words introduced, a listening exercise will be done. In the end the students will be asked to make their own questions about the previous exercise; Annalisa's Blog.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about a student in London in the context of family, school and the city.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of some adjectives and nouns in the context of city life.


Warm-up questions (3-5 minutes) • To introduce myself to the ones I haven't met. Warming up both myself and the students for the class.

Ask the students their last names, ages and where they are from. Introduce yourself to the ones you haven't met yet.

Introducing Context (5-10 minutes) • To make an introduction to the lesson.

Show the students pictures from London and elicit their knowledge about the city. Ask them how they feel about the city. Introduce them the words capital, square and bridge if they don't know.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (5-10 minutes) • Teach the students the words they will need for the listening exercise

Teach them the words big, small, nice, beautiful, expensive, interesting, difficult, easy, friendly, cold and sunny if they don't know these words.

Pre-listening Task (10 minutes) • To help students understand the words they just learned better and to make them ready for the listening part.

Tell the students to do the exercise in pairs. And then form two groups from the pairs and get them tell their answer to the others.

Listening Task (15-20 minutes) • To enable students to listen the tape in detail and find out true and false sentences.

Introduce Analisa to the students and play the tape. Ask the students to find true and false sentences. After that, tell them to compare their answers in pairs. When their comparison is done, give them the written version of the tape and tell them to check. Finally give them feedback.

Written Exercise and Listening (5-5 minutes) • Asking them about the story and helping them learn better what they did today.

Tell the students to do the exercise 4 in pairs. When they are done, listen the answers from the tape.

Question making (Substitute activity) (10-15 minutes) • To test the students grammatical productivity.

Ask them some example questions about Annalisa and tell them do the same thing in two groups. The groups ask each other their questions in the end.

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