Parrys Parrys

Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will listen to a short audio for gist and detail. The audio highlights four individuals that describe their favorite possessions.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using short audio of various people describing what their favorite possessions are.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learners will have further developed their skills of listening for gist and detailed information.


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

Group Sharing and Peer Discussion 1. Share screen with pictures of items described in the audio. • Individually, students identify what the objects are (3 minutes) 2. As a group, check answers and spelling.

Pre-Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the audio and make it accessible

Group Discussion 1. Meaning, Form, and Pronunciation: • Especially, protect, antique, capsule 2. Review the parts of speech • Especially - adverb • Protect - verb • Antique – noun and adjective • Capsule - noun 3. Review the pronunciation, number of syllables, and site of stress • Especially – 4 syllables, oOoo • Protect – 2 syllables, oO • Antique – 2 syllables, oO • Capsule – 2 syllables, Oo

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-10 minutes) • To develop a general idea of the text to get familiar and prepare for future tasks

Listening, peer discussion, group feedback 1. Students listen to the audio (emphasize that they should only listen, don’t write anything down) (3 minutes) 2. Ask them to write down two details they remember (2 minutes) 3. Breakout rooms for students to discuss. (3 minutes) 4. OCFB: choose two students to share (2 minutes)

While-Listening #2 (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Specific reading, answer questions, peer check, group discussion 1. Share audio with the group to listen individually. 2. Share screen: matching activity. • Students answer individually (8 minutes) 3. Breakout rooms to check answers (2 minutes) 4. OCFB: choose students to share answers with the class (2 minutes)

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

1. Ask students wrap-up questions • Write a list of 3 to 5 items that would be in a time capsule for the year you were born. (3 minutes) 2. Breakout rooms for students to discuss the questions (2 minutes) 3. OFCB: choose students to discuss their opinion (4 minutes)

Feedback (2-5 minutes)

1. Share the screen and type any language errors heard over the lesson. • Ask them to point out what was wrong • Make corrections as a group

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