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Work Experience Lesson, Listening Lesson
Pre- intermediate level


In this lesson, the concept of 'famous people' is introduced to the sts and some words from the talk show are elicited from the students using eliciting questions and visuals. The concept checking questions are asked to students to check their comprehension and they drill the new words. Then they focus on pronunciation and word stress. The students listen to a radio talk show and do the exercises about this listening part. Finally, the sts are given freer speaking practice to improve their fluency.


Abc Photos of some famous people
Abc Matching handout
Abc Fill in the blanks handout
Abc Visuals for pre- teaching of vocabulary

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about famous people that they have met in the context of work experience.
  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about famous people in the context of work experience.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of famous people


Warmer/Lead-in (7-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students with the context before listening.

First of all, I will introduce the concept with famous people. Each student will have a famous person on their back and they mingle and ask some questions to each other to guess who they are. The questions can be: -Is this person female or male? -Is s/he a film star or a singer? -Is s/he blonde? -Is s/he American? etc. Then I will want them to guess the topic for our listening and get their ideas.

Pre-Reading/Listening- Pre- teaching of Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible. Also to enable the sts to learn vocabulary which is essential for the listening.

I will show them some visuals for words that they need to study before listening. Then I will check understanding of these words; 1. cute (adj) (I will show a cute cat photo.) - Is this cat real or a toy? - Is this cat a baby? 2. a chauffeur (n) (I will show a limo chauffeur photo.) - Is he a business man? - Is this his own car? 3. a cab (n) (I will show a cab photo.) - Do you ask driver to take you somewhere when you take it? - Do you need to pay for your trip? 4. get fired (v) (I will show a boss and employee.) - Is the young men happy? - Is the boss waving her hand? - Is he leaving his office? 5. ın charge - Can the man leave the dog alone? - Does he care about the dog? I will help them with the pronunciation of the trickier words. I will also focus on word stress. These words are; chauffeur /ˈʃəʊfə/ cab /kab/ get fired /gɛt 'faɪəd/ ın charge / in chahrj/

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks.

The students will listen to the audio. There is a matching handout for this part. They will check the names of the people in the radio show and famous people that these people have met before. Then they will listen to it and then match the speakers to the stars that they have met in their jobs. First, they will check their answers with their partners then we will check it as WC.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks.

There are three conversations in the listening. First, the sts read the sentences. The students will listen to each conversation one by one. At the end of each conversation they will fill in the blanks with the initial of each person in the radio talk show. If they find it challenging, I will give feedback after each step.

Post-Reading/Listening (7-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned.

The students will try to find the person who has the most interesting story with a famous person. They will ask some questions to their friend for eg. "Where did you meet?, "What happened?", "Did you talk with him/her?" and then take some notes about their stories. At the end they will share the interesting stories about friends who met a famous person. During this activity they will walk around the classroom.

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