Aeneas Murray Aeneas Murray

TP 8: Listening
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students get listening practice for gist and specific listening through the topic of ‘Celebrations’. The lesson starts with the following questions “What’s your favourite celebration? Why?”. This is followed by the pre-teach vocab where the students have to match sentences (1-5) to pictures (a-e), asking the students the form of the words (nouns) and getting the students to recognise the syllable stress and drill for pronunciation. Afterwards, the students will get a first glance of the gist questions and listen to the recording once over followed by a listening for specific detail where I’ll play the listening recording twice over and the students will complete a google form. Finally, I’ll give a model for the Freer Practice exercise where I’ll discuss my experience of New Years in Edinburgh before the students speak about their own New Years celebrations.


Abc TP 8: Listening. Presentation Sheet. See attachment.

Main Aims

  • To provide listening practice for gist and listening for specific details in the context of celebrations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and practice of speaking.


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

I'll start my class with the introduction: Today’s class is going to be a listening comprehension on celebrations. Then, I'll show my presentation sheet with the picture of Valentine's Day and the questions: What’s your favourite celebration? Why? (5 mins) 3 minutes for the Lead-In. 2 minutes for Peer to Peer FB & OCFB. (Breakout Rooms)

Pre-Teach Lexis (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The pre-teach vocab and MFPA will be divided into three stages: 1st stage: a match the sentences (1-5) to pictures (a-e) exercise. (2 minutes) The students will write their answers down in their notebooks. ICQ: Should you write your answers down in your notebooks or in the chat? Answer: Notebooks. I'll elicit the answers before showing AK- nominate Ss. (1 minute) 2nd Stage: I'll ask what type of words these are for Form. (1 minute) Are they verbs, adjectives or nouns? Answer: Nouns. 3. I'll elicit and underline the stressed syllables the words in the pre-teach vocab. (2 minutes) I'll drill the words "shortbread" and "coal" individually and chorally. My CCQ for shortbread will be: Is Shortbread sweet or salty? Answer: Sweet.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening task.

My gist questions are going to be: We’re going to listen to New Years Eve in two countries? Which countries are they? I'm going to let the students take a second to read the questions and then play the listening recording once. I'm going to keep tab in my Safari browser so that I can immediately access the audio. Peer to Peer Check. OCFB. (Individually)

While-Reading/Listening #2 (12-13 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging listening for specific information.

I've designed a google form with six questions that the students are going to complete. I'm going to show the students the form by screen sharing. Give them the ICQ: Have you received the link? Click on the link. I'm going to already have a tab open with my Safari browser and I'm only going to play the listening recording twice. 10 minutes for the Exercise. 3 minutes for Peer to Peer FB & OCFB. (Individually)

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

Freer Practice: I'll show my Presentation sheet with the questions: What do you like about New Years? Talk about your: FAVOURITE FOOD DRINKS DO YOU GIVE PRESENTS? WHO DO YOU CELEBRATE NEW YEARS WITH? ACTIVITIES ANYTHING ELSE SPECIAL? Content FB What does your partner like about NY? Peer to peer FB. OCFB. I'll model the answer on my experience in Edinburgh, Scotland with Hogmanay. (Breakout Rooms) End with DEC. (5 minutes)

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