Amira Amira

Listening lesson, adjectives
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will develop their listening and speaking abilities through the receptive skills procedure plan based on listening text. At first, the teacher will show them some pictures of words that have opposite meanings, then he will ask them to work in pairs and match them through an activity. Tasks one and two will be based on gist exercise then detail one.


Abc Match the definition handout.
Abc some pictures
Abc picture

Main Aims

  • To provide By the end of the lesson, students will have developed their ability to listen for gist and specific information with particular reference to listening to information about some birthday parties.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will have developed their oral fluency with specific reference to talking about their birthday parties


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

show the students some pictures of a couple of words that have opposite meanings ask them some questions to elicit the meaning. What can you see in this picture? How about this one? Does it have the same meaning? Do these two words have an opposite meaning? Then ask them to work in pairs and match the word with its opposite one.

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

Show the students a picture and ask them some questions: Where are these people? What's their relationship, do you think? Is it a wedding party? First, demonstrate some instructions Then ask them to LIsten to find answers for just these two questions: Who's talking? How old is he?

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Ask students to read to find if this word ( cold) is mentioned in the text or not? Ask them to discuss their answers in pairs. In an open pair discussion, ask each other if the opposite of (cold) is mentioned in the text? Ask them to listen to the same text and find out which of these things are not in the text? Discuss the answers in pairs then give them the answer key.

While-Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Show them the last picture and ask and let them listen and find out: Where was he? Why was his birthday a special day? discuss the answers in an open pair discussion and as a demo for the next stage Let them listen again and answer the questions on the task 2.

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

Through an activity let them talk about their birthdays in a pairs. Give them some questions on pieces of paper so they can ask each other.

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