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Receptive Skills-Listening- Searching for key information
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice listening searching for key information through the concept of the change in education throughout time. The students learn vocabulary taken from the track and at the end of the lesson uses their productive skills to express their own experiences on education.


Abc Headway Upper-Intermadiate 5th Edition

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about class atmosphere and teacher characteristics in the context of educations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification on the lexis of the track and adjective intensifiers
  • To provide clarification of Intensifiers


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

The teacher asks personal questions to students about their school life. Students are sent to break out rooms to discuss the topic. Their answered are asked after they come to the main session.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The class looks at two different photos about class atmosphere in different periods and express their ideas about how education and school life has changed throughout the history. The teacher sets a free class discusion about the diffreneces between the current and former education system. The teacher pre-teach some vocabulary taken from the listening track.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

The teacher first gives sudents a minute to look at the questions about the listening track. Students listen the track to find specific information. The teacher asks answers to the class and the class discusses differents ideas.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Students listens the track for twice and tries to find out more detailed information. They also scans for target terms mentioned in the questions. The teacher asks the students one by one their answers and may lead their speeches into their opinions about the mentoned situation.

Post-Reading/Listening (3-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Students express thier own memories about the context in groups and narrates their firends' ideas into the whole class when the teacher asks about their discussion.

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