Jason Jason

Tp4 Receptive Skills
pre-Intermediate level


Students practice listening for both gist and detail to an audio clip about a man who jumped out of a plane and moved as fast as the speed of sound


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency


Lead-In (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Tell students we're going to practice listening today, for both gist and detail and we're going to listen to a story about this man (then show pic on Slide 1). Discuss Qs and elicit a few replies.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (6-8 minutes) • to explain some challenging words and phrases from the Audio.

Slides 2-6 Share screen and introduce word. Model pronunciation and ask how many syllables. Share sample sentence/ pic and see if students can derive meaning from this context. Have a student elicit answer. Ask about form and show answer after it's given (or is unable to be produced). Achievement/ space capsule/ went wrong/ skydiving/ parachute

While Listening #1 (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with Gist reading task

Show students the 8 different events and ask them to put them in order. Send them link to audio and to Google Form to complete task. Put into BreakOut Rooms Students do Peer to Peer feedback before Open Class Feedback.

While Listening #2 (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with Detailed Listening Task

Go back to Lead-In and have students confirm the answers to these questions. Tell students they'll be finding more answers to questions and show slide with questions. Put students into BreakOut Rooms and send the Qs into the chat. ReSend link if necessary Students do Peer to Peer feedback Students come out of BreakOut Rooms and back into the Main room for Open Class Feedback

Post-Listening Speaking Practice (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with an opportunity to respond to text and apply it to their lives

Ask students if what Braumgarner did seemed fun. Ask if any of them have been skydiving before. Show Slide 10 and tell students they'll be discussing these questions with one another. In the end, bring students back to the main room and elicit a few Open class responses.

Feedback and Dec (3-5 minutes) • to briefly review and summarize aims of class and provide error correction

Ask students what we did today. Elicit, practice listening for gist and detail, learn new vocabulary, and practice speaking. Write these on board of Slide 11. In table on Slide 11, write a few error sentences and provide corrections.

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