khadra khadra

vocabulary and listening
intermediate level


In this lesson, students are going to learn news' headlines vocabularies. Then, they are going to listen to radio news and match them with their headlines. They are going to write a radio news story about one of the headlines.


Abc headlines cards-HOs- CD

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of headlines -news-row-freak-hit-soar-quit-probe-bar in the context of news

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about Students will listen to radio news items and match them with the headlines. in the context of news


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

Show Ss a newspaper and elicit from them news and headlines. Ss look at some newspaper headlines and say what they are and discuss in pairs what the story is for each of the headlines.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Ss match the photo cards with the headline cards. Ss check in pairs, followed by WC feedback. Get Ss to notice the way of writing headlines, eg. abbreviated form, short punchy words, lack of articles, use of the present simple, use of to instead of going to.Ask Ss why headlines are written in that way.

Teach (10-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Clarify the meaning of the new vocabularies, such as, row, quit, cash , probe, hit, bar, soar, octogenarian, wedding, by eliciting and giving examples. Ask CQs. Drill pronunciation. Ss talk in pairs about the story of each item. Ss talk about which one they would read first. Ss match the underlined headlines with the phrases.ex.1. Ss check in pairs, followed by WC feedback.

Test #2 (5-7 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Ss listen to CD track 2.22 and match the radio news items with the headlines. Ss chek in pairs , followed by WC feedback.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss work in groups to write a radio news story based on one of the three headlines (a-c), invent any extra information they need.Then, broadcast their news to the rest of the class.

IF Time Activity (8-10 minutes) • To provide more practice of the target language.

Get Ss to work in their groups to make their own newspaper, choosing a name , writing some different headlines about different topics, and write some stories about the headlines.

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