Barbara Barbara

TP7 - Listening
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be able to develop listening for gist and detail in the context of traveling. The lesson will start with a prediction, that the learners will confirm in the next stage. This is followed by a more detail task where students have to complete some sentences. Then, a post teach stage will be introduced in order to clarify some blocking vocabulary before the speaking activity.


Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, learners will have developed listening for gist and for detail in the context of traveling

Subsidiary Aims

  • students will also be provided with some clarification of blocking vocabulary such as 'buzz', 'exquisite' and 'endless' in the context of traveling


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

Students will look at pictures of three different cities, and in pairs will guess which county and city they were taken in. Instructions: In pairs, look at this photos and decide which city they were taken in. ICQ's: Are you working alone or in pairs?- pairs What do you have to agree on? - the cities where the pictures were taken.

While - Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks

Students will listen to the audio and confirm their predictions. Then, in the breakout rooms, they will have 1 min to compare answers before visual OCFB. Instructions: 1) Listen and confirm your predictions 2) In the breakout rooms, you have 1 minute to compare answers.

While-Listening #2 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

Students will read for detail. They will complete four sentences writing the missing words in the blanks. They will listen to the recording twice and then will compare answers in the breakout rooms in 2 mins before visual OCFB. Instructions: 1) Listen to some extracts from the interview. Write the missing words. 2) you have 2 mins to compare your answers. I will send you to the breakout rooms

Post teach vocabulary (5-10 minutes) • To provide clarification of the blocking language

Here students will be given 4 minutes to analyze the samples. They are all GD tasks in which they have to match the words with their corresponding meaning, and then choose the correct alternative for F and P. They will do this in pairs in the breakout rooms before visual OCFB. Instructions: Now you are going to analyze some samples; In slide nº 3 I highlighted three words and next we have 3 definitions. You have to match them. Next, in slide nº4 you have to select the correct alternative (a,b or c), and the same goes to slide nº5. Please read the instructions carefully for each slide. If you have any questions click on the ask for help button and I will come to your breakout room and give you a hand with it. You have 4 minutes to do this task.

Post Listening (10-15 minutes) • To react or personalize the topic

Students will get in pairs and discuss three questions: Which of the places Miles mentions would you like to go to? Why? What other cities would you really like to go, why? Of the cities you’ve been to, which one(s) have you liked the least? why? They will be given 5-8 mins to do this. Then FB will be conducted.

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