Todd Callison Todd Callison

TP7: Listening
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will listen to an audio selection of a woman recounting her experience travelling with a friend to Venice. Her friend invited herself along and turned out to be a terrible travel companion, ruining the trip for the others. We will introduce the topic with a lead-in, pre-teach vocabulary and analyse MFPA for new or difficult language before moving on to gist and detail listening tasks, then a post task to discuss the text.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about travel to Italy in the context of an unenjoyable trip with an unsuitable companion

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice for blocking lexis--words and phrases related to the trip to Italy


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show Lead-In slide: photo of exasperated traveller Ask question: "What was your worst travel experience??" OCFB

Pre-Listening: Words and Phrases Review (9-11 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Pre-teach vocabulary: "view of..." "Asked if she could" "felt sorry for..." "sightseeing" "flat" Jamboard GD for M, 6 columns with synonyms, SFB F, elicit before or after words, using examples slides P, drill with intonation in context, slides A, elicit, answer: all neutral OCFB

While-Listening: Gist (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks

Ask Ss to listen, "As you listen, try to answer this question:" Show Q: "Did Laura have a good trip? Why or why not?" OCFB, replay audio if neccesary

While-Listening: Detail (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detail, deduction and inference listening task

Send form, review Ask students to listen for the answers Play recording Peer Check in BOG 4 minutes Ask Ss to submit form OCFB

Post-Listening: Discussion & DEC (7-9 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

OCFB, discuss audio, student trips or holidays DEC

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