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CAE Listenig Part 4
C1 level


In this lesson we will be focusing on the format and strategies for listening part 4 in CAE in the context of leasure pursuits


Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, the students will be more familiar with the format and strategies to complete part 4 in Listening CAE successfully

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of hobby-related in the context of leisure pursuits.


Warmer (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

What can be considered as a leisure pursuit? Think of 3 different leisure pursuits that you have tried on different stages of life? Which came as a disappointment and which as a surprise? What would you have chosen as a leisure pursuit if it had been for you to decide? If you hadn't given up, what would you probably continue doing even now? FB: Say one interesting fact about your partner. Have you found anything in common? Teacher notes: While monitoring, pay special attention to the usage of conditionals

Pre-Reading/Listening (7-9 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Have a look at the pictures (5 activities from listening) and decide why might a person be engaged in this leisure pursuit and what are possible drawback of each of the activity. Work in pairs. Now, choose the pursuit which would be the best for the working adult. Techer's notes: For the first part of the task allow 3-4 minutes, for the second - 2-3 minutes + FB

Pre-Listening (Working with the format and strategy) (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with the knowledge about the factual format of the task and the sequence of the actions to complete it successfully

Now we are going to listen to 5 people talking about these leisure pursuits. This is Listen part 4 of CAE. Look at the task and answer the following questions: • How many tasks are there? (Two) • How many speakers will you hear in each task? (Five) • How many extracts will you hear? (Five) • How many multiple-choice options are there in each task? (Eight) • So how many extra options are there, which do not match to any recording? (Three per task.) • What strategies can you use, or are you aware of, for the Part 4 task? Strategy A 1. Highlight key words in the questions for both tasks. 2. Use the first listening to answer Task one. 3. Use the second listening to answer Task two. Strategy B 1. Highlight key words in the questions for both tasks. 2. Use the first listening to answer Tasks one and two. 3. Use the second listening to check your answers. What are the prons and cons of each strategy?

While-Listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide the stuents with the practice of applying the strategies

1. Give learners the complete Part 4 task supplied in the attachment. Tell them to look at the questions, highlight key words in both tasks and prepare to listen. 2. Tell learners they should choose either strategy A, or strategy B. Explain that they will have a chance later to reflect on how effective they found their chosen strategy, and if they’d like to try something different in future. 3. Play the recording once. Learners follow the second step of the exam strategy they have chosen. 4. If possible, pair learners who took the same strategy approach. After the first listening ask them to compare their ideas.

While-Listening 2 (5-7 minutes) • To provide the stuents with the practice of applying the strategies

1. Strategy A – Remind learners who chose this strategy that they now need to complete Task two. 2.. Strategy B – Remind learners who opted for this approach to listen and check their answers for both tasks. They can also listen for the answers to the questions that they didn’t answer on the first listening. Play the recording. 3. Pair learners to compare their ideas. This time, it does not matter if the learners in a pair adopted the same or different strategy approaches. After listening twice they should all have answered both tasks. FB: Put all the answers on the board even if there are 2 or more options for any of the questions.

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

Present the following words/phrases from the text: - relish the chance - be stuck in a rut - churn out - get the buzz (out of) - debris - the greatest de-stresser - get embroiled in - petty squabbles - put sth into perspective - deal with excess energy - feel at peace - relentlessness - give sb a pointer Give the students the tapescript and ask them to define the words above. Then, go back to the answers on the board and using the tapescript come up with the correct options.

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