Morgan Morgan

TP2 Receptive Skills - Listening
Elementary level


In this lesson, students practise listening based on a listening text about a birthday party. The lesson starts with a follow up on Natalia's reading lesson last week of the same text; refreshing students about birthday parties. This is followed by a guided discovery task where students learn three new vocabulary items. Then, there is a gist and detailed listening with an activity for each. Finally, there is some free practice via a role-play speaking activity.


Abc Zoom, YouTube video, Google Slides, Google Forms

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about a casual birthday party

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of vocabulary about a birthday party in the context
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of discussing a birthday party


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

I will share my screen with students and have a set of images related to birthday parties. Students will then be given a prompt to answer questions about their birthday.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I will provide three vocabulary words from the listening exercise and have teachers match the picture with the correct word. I will then use the word in a sentence, asking students to answer using the word: e.g. "Do you want to visit Liverpool?

While-Reading/Listening #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I will explain to students that they will listen to a text with about a birthday party. I will share a link to a Google Form in which students will have to respond to a CCQ for gist.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (12-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Students will again listen to CD1, then listen to CD2 for this exercise. I will then share with them a Google Form with more questions regarding the prompt, and have them listen again and answer a set of more detailed questions. We will go over the questions as a group afterwards.

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

I will provide a set of leading questions for students to ask one another during the course of a roleplay. Students will then go into breakout rooms, and come back to discuss what they learned as a group.

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