Kim Kim

TP - 8, Receptive Skill: Listening in the context of travel
Elementary level


In this lesson, the learners will practice their listening skills. First, they will listen to an audio (listening for gist) about a friend asking another friend about his past trip. Then, they will complete a gist task to illustrate their understanding of the gist of the heard discussion. The learners will then listen again to the same audio (listening for details). This second listening will be followed by the learners completing a detailed listening (T/F) task to illustrate their understanding of the details of the heard discussion.


Abc Putting Pictures in order
Abc Answering T/F questions about a trip

Main Aims

  • To provide learners practice with their gist listening skills and their detailed listening skills, in the context of travel.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide learners practice speaking for fluency in the context of taking a trip.


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

Students will be sent to breakout rooms to answer and discuss with each other "If you could travel any place in the world, where would you go? Why?"

Pre-Listening - Preteaching of vocabulary regarding time (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible by pre-teaching potentially blocking vocabulary.

Mini-MFP Time phrases: -For two weeks -On the first day, subject + verb -The next day, subject + verb -For the first week, subject + verb -For the second week, subject + verb - On our last day, subject + verb CCQs for Meaning: If I say "First, I went to Denmark. Next, I went to Sweden.", then which country did I visit before the other? (Denmark). If I say "The fist day we ate seafood and the last day we ate Mediterranean food.", then which food did we eat at the end of our trip? (Mediterranean). If I say, "The first week, we visited relatives and the second week we traveled by ourselves.", then did we visit relatives at the beginning of out trip? (yes/no). Pronunciation practice: (model, choral repeat, individual repeat).

While-Reading/Listening #1, Gist Listening (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

-Learners will be shown the gist task (putting pictures of the trip in their correct order in terms of occurrence). -Learners will listen audio for gist. -Learners will work individually to order picturse, followed by working in pairs to discuss their choices. -OCFB

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

-Present T/F task learners will complete after they listen for details. -Have learners listen to the audio. - Have learners answer T/F about the audio. - Have learners discuss their answers and rationale in pairs. -OCFB.

Post-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned through Speaking

-Learners will answer the following questions, taking notes on their answers: "Where did you go on your last vacation? Who did you go with? Where did you stay? What did you do? Did you have fun?" -Learners will then discuss their answers with their partners, in breakout rooms. -Learners will then share what they learned about their partner's last trip with the class. DEC to follow.

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