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TP8 - LP - Jon Aponte
Pre-Intermediate level


This listening lesson delves into comprehending connected speech.


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Abc Web Quest
Abc Controlled Practice - Connected Speech Listening Ex.

Main Aims

  • Students will recognize and produce common forms in the connected speech of authentic spoken English.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will develop listening skills with a focus on Connected Speech to enhance comprehension of native language speakers.


Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The T instructs the Ss to listen to a brief five-second clip on YouTube. The link to the YouTube video is below. The T views the Ss reactions to the playing of the clip. The T instructs the Ss to listen to the clip one more time, but with emphasis on the very beginning of the clip. T asks CCQs: 1. "Do we know who is speaking in this clip?" " 2. "What is he saying at the beginning of the clip?" 3. "Is it difficult to understand what he is saying?" The T gives the answer to the question if Ss cannot determine what the speaker says.

Pre-Listening (4-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening exercises that follow.

T instructs Ss they have four minutes to conduct a WebQuest. Ss will scour the Internet to find out two things they read about "connected speech" in English. The Ss will report their findings to the class. The asks ICQs 1. "How many minutes will you have to search for this information?" 2. "What is it that you are searching the Internet for?" The Ss will go into breakout rooms to discuss their findings with one another for 2.5 minutes. Ss will discuss their answers with the class.

Clarification Stage (6-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

The T plays a three-minute YouTube clip for Ss that explains what "connected speech" in English is like. The T instructs Ss they will watch the YouTube clip for a second time while answer some guided discover questions. Ss will work on these questions by themselves. CCQs 1. "So what is going on with spoken words in English? Are the sounds being combined?" 2. "Is this formal or informal speech?" T nominates Ss to provide answers to the questions. T answers questions the Ss have about connected speech. The link to the guided discovery questions is found below. The link to the guided discovery question answer sheet is found below.

Controlled Listening Exericise (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging listening task with a native English speaker.

The T tells the Ss they are moving on to a controlled exercise. The Ss will listen to five sentences from an unlikely source, the T! The T will utter five sentences. Ss will have to match the connective speech phrase they hear with the formal phrase equivalent on the left hand side of the slide. The T will utter a sentence and pause so the Ss can match the answer. The T repeats the process. The T nominates Ss to go over the answers. The link to the controlled listening exercise worksheet is found below.

Free Practice Activity (8-10 minutes) • To provide the students with an opportunity to use connected phrases during their productive task.

The T sends Ss into breakout rooms to answer the prompt. "Pretend that you were invited to a party but couldn’t go because you had a doctor’s appointment. You are speaking with your friend who went to the party and had a wonderful time. You regret not rescheduling your appointment and not going to the party. Tell your friend how you feel using some of the connected phrases you came across during today’s lesson." Ss will have time to think

Language Feedback (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with constructive language feedback on their use of English and connected speech.

Time permitting, the T will nominate all Ss to share with the class the dialogue they discussed during the free practice activity while in the breakout rooms. The T will correct language from the students if necessary, but will try to refer to other Ss to try and correct their peers' utterances.

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