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Describe a personal memory
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about some vocab to describe personal memories through guided discovery based on a listening track about memories. The lesson starts with a discussion about memories related to pets and is followed by two matching activities to pre-teach the vocab. Then, students choose titles to the stories in the audio. Finally, students tick the useful language they hear during listening to use them in the free practice, which is to choose a personal memory and describe it.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about Describe a personal memory in the context of Memories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of Describe a personal memory in the context of Memories


Lead in (2-3 minutes) • To engage the students in the context of the lesson

Teacher displays a picture on the screen about chicks to evoke their feelings. Then, students are asked to sit in pairs and talk about pets they had or wanted to have.

Language clarification/ Pre-teach blocking vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To reduce the number of unfamiliar words encountered in the audio and facilitate greater comprehension.

Teacher divides the students into two group and hands each group two cups; one of which has pictures of the vocab and the other has relavent examples. Students work together to match them. Finally, students check with their teacher and he/she helps them with further explanation. (another activity that might be added is activity number b on page 22)

Introduce listening text with a gist question (4-5 minutes) • To help students practice listening for the main idea.

First, students are asked to read different titles of personal memories. Second, they match the titles with the 3 stories in the audio. Third, they check with their teacher.

Further comprehension questions (5-7 minutes) • To get a deeper comprehension of the text.

Students read the questions in exercise 3 p. 22 and listen to the audio again to answer the questions. Then, they check with their partners. Finally, they share their answers with the whole class. ... (Or) Students tick the useful language they hear during listening.

Productive activity (speaking) (8-10 minutes) • To help the students respond to the listening text.

Teacher asks the students to use the useful language on p. 23 and the questions in exercise 1b on p. 23 to develop, real personal, stories to the titles of exercise 2 p. 22.

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