Melisa Melisa

Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson the students will focus listening comprehension. The lesson will start with a general discussion about banks. New vocabulary will be introduced to help comprehension while listening. The students will be given some multiple-choice questions to check comprehension while listening. Finally they will break into groups to discuss the idea of a happiness bank.



Main Aims

  • To provide students with gist, detailed and specific information listening practice using a text about the Bank of Happiness in the context of banking terms.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of using a bank.
  • To introduce new vocabulary and provide clarification and practice of banking terms used in the text.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and set the scene for new vocabulary

-T asks Ss about the working principles of a bank. -T asks Ss to give some examples about their experiences with banks in daily life.

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the recording and make it accessible

-T shows the Ss sentences with new words along with some contextual/situational clues. -T asks Ss asks CCQs to check understanding. -T shows a slide with a gapfill excercise and asks Ss to work in pairs. -Ss work in BORs and T monitors -T shows the exercise and asks individual Ss to check their answers.

Listening no.1 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with a gist listening task

-T displays multiple choice task and gives students instructions. -T plays the recording while the students listen individually. -T asks Ss to check their answer in a discussion.

Listening no.2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging and detailed listening tasks

-T displays the task and gives intructions -T plays recording while Ss listen individually -Ss go to BORs to answer in pairs, T monitors and provides support if asked -T asks Ss to answer the questions and provides feedback

Flexi Stage (3-10 minutes) • To provide students with an oppurtunity for clearer understanding of the text and new vocabulary

-T displays the transcription of the recording and plays the audio, asking students to check their understanding -Ss ask for meaning of certain words or phrases, T explains -T asks for general feedback and areas of struggle

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

-T displays some sample discussion questions and gives intructions -Ss go to BORs to have a group discussion, T monitors to make sure they stay on task -T asks Ss for feedback on the activity

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