Stephen Davis Stephen Davis

TP2 - Listening
Upper Intermediate level


A listening passage on the subject of what can make us have a strong emotional reaction.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about Exploring basic vocabulary and ideas related to human's Emotional Range in the context of Human Emotions in a Listening Conversational Lesson

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a supportive atmosphere for students where they feel confident to speak
  • To provide clear instructions and feedback for students


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

Warm and quick introduction Why do we admire actors? Is it because....? One reason I think we admire many actors is that they get to experience and express so many different emotions. Let's call it the "emotional range", with lots of highs, like feelings of excitement, and even lots of lows, like overwhelming sadness. I think we all secretly love powerful emotions, and even try to create negative emotions too. Today we are going to listen to some speakers describe their emotions.

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

Students will focus on 4 vocabulary words in this brief matching exercise. 1. Buddhist 2. Trotting 3. Embarrassing 4. Stress

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

Students will listen to the passages and match the speaker number with the question that they are answering. The listening passage will be played once for this segment and students can compare their answers with the group after the passage is played.

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

Students will listen to the audio section one more time (and only one more time) and will complete the following exercise as they listen. One thing that always _______________ is I say the wrong thing at the wrong time. There’s only _______________ me. It just _______________ crazy. I _________ all sorts of strange situations ____________. The thing _____________ horror films It just puts me ___________ mood I ___________ snakes I know you __________, but I __________ laughing After finishing, we will compare answers in class.

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

If time allows, students will go to BOR and discuss final discussion questions regarding their pay emotional experiences. What is something that you used to be afraid of but are no longer afraid of? How did you overcome your fear? DEC is provided via Google Docs at the end of the lesson

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