Yesenia Yesenia

TP 7 LP_Yesenia_Venegas
Pre-Intermediate level


In this practice, students will practice their listening skills with a Ted Talks podcast. They will be listening to the podcast 2 times, first for gist and the second time for detail. For gist and detail, they will fill out a google form to check they understood what is said. The teacher will then go through the meaning of certain words in the podcast, the form of those words, and pronunciation. Students will have the chance to work in pairs to discuss the topic and go through answers in google forms.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a podcast about 30 day challenge

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of new vocabulary presented in listening task.


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

Students will be presented with 3 pictures on google jamboard and have to guess what they think it is about. In the second slide students will be presented with a quote, "If you want to do something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done."

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher will be putting on a podcast from Ted Talks, titled "Try something new for 30 days" The teacher will have them listen to the podcast first and then have them fill out a google form with 2 questions. For this task, the students will be listening for gist. Once the form has been filled out the students and teachers will go over the answers in class together.

Highlighting (6-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher will present a google form with six True and false questions and have the students read through them first. The students then will listen to the podcast again and fill out the google form as they listen. They will be put in pairs to go over the answers and then they will go over the answers with the whole class.

Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher will have the students fill out a google form to go over the meaning of certain words in the listening task and the form. They will fill out the form on their own and then work in pairs to go over the answers. Once they have gone over the answers in pairs, they will go over it with the whole class. Next, the teacher will go over the pronunciation and stress of words that they did for meaning. The teacher will be doing drilling exercises with the whole class for pronunciation.

Free Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

There will be a whole-class discussion with two questions. The teacher will ask the whole class, "do you think you would do a 30-day challenge and if so what would it be?" The teacher will give the opportunity for each student to answer in front of the whole class.

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