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Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling
Intermediate level


Ss listen to a text about J.K Rowling. They will listen for gist, specific info. Then they will talk about their own favorite author, musician, or director in the post-listening stage


Abc Harry Potter Slide 3
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Abc Harry Potter slide no6
Abc Harry Potter Slide 7

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about J.K ROWLING

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of books and writers words in the context of a writer's life


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

Say "Now you will see some pictures. Please try to guess what the pictures are about, where they come from." After showing each picture ask: "Do you have any idea about this? Have you ever seen this picture before? Where have you seen it? Do you remember?" Elicit the ideas. Ask if there is any other idea. After the last picture, they will probably have guessed the context. Then finally reveal the next slide with the picture of J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter's first published book. Tell them they will listen to an audio about this in a few minutes.

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

Say "But first, please match these words with their meanings. You have 1 minute. Do it alone." Monitor the class upon finishing say "now please check your answers with your partners in the breakout rooms" When you meet back at the main session, show them the answer key. Ask if they have any other answers or any questions Clarify meaning by asking the related CCQs here. (mentioned in the vocabulary analysis) Drill the words, taking the word stress into consideration. . Note: If there are no weak students this will be a pair work. If not, it will be a gw as mentioned in the anticipated problems section. The instructions will be given accordingly.

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

Show them slide no4 and ask them what they can be? Elicit the answers. Tell them they are the titles in the text. (30'') Ask them to listen to the audio to put them into order. (3-6') After finishing it, ask them to check their answers with peers in breakout rooms. (2') After coming back to the main session, ask them to give an answer then nominate another student to give the next answer. (1-2')

While-Listening #2 (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with more detailed tasks

Give the instruction " Listen to the audio to answer these questions. You can give short answers." You will hear more questions than you see. Just answer the questions you see on the screen. (2-4') (Upon finishing it, give them time to check with their group in BR. (2) When they come back ask them to write their answers in the chatbox one by one. (2)

Post-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Give instruction "think of any other creator...." read the slide. and tell them that they have 2 minutes to think about and search on the net and take notes. (You can make it to 3 min. if it is necessary) Then put them in BR as pairs. Ask them to talk about their favorite famous creators for 3 minutes. When they come back to the main session ask them what interesting info they had. Ask them to talk about their peer's creator. If there is extra time you can regroup them.

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