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Copy of Famous people
Pre-Intermediate A2 level


In this lesson the students will listen to 3 people speaking on a radio show . They will be talking about famous people they met through their jobs.


Abc Straightforward student book page 66, pictures of famous people, True/False question sheet.
Abc Straightforward student book page 66, pictures of famous people, True/False question sheet.

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about famous people they have met in their jobs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students a freer practice for fluency in the context of meeting a famous person for a date


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

As a warm up activity the students work in groups. The teacher holds up a picture of a famous person and the groups have 30 seconds to write as many films/songs the person is in or sang. This procedure is done with 3 pictures. At the end of the activity, one student from each group is asked to write their answers on the board. No points for groups that have the same answers and one point for each different answer.

Pre-Listening (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

ask the students to brainstorm in pairs and come up with 3 jobs or places to work where it would be easiest so meet a celebrity. Students discuss why they came up with the jobs on their list. The teacher monitors but doesn't interfere. The teacher elicits the jobs from the students and asks why they chose it.

Pre-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To raise awareness to the language of the script

The teacher focuses on the unknown language used in the script. 6 items are taken out to be taught and written on the W/B. Teacher refers to language analysis. using ccq's for the new language. also pronunciation is taught by drilling if necessary. The students think of examples to use the new language in a sentence. Example: i am in charge of this class, I think Justin Timberlake is cute.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging listening tasks

The students are told that they will be listening to a radio show. they will look at the names in activity 1 and match them with the famous names the people have met at work. Teacher plays the recording. The students listen again and compare their answers. The teacher elicits the answers and makes gives the correct answers if they got them wrong.

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

the teacher gives each student a handout of true/false questions. The students listen to the script again. The teacher plays the recording. The teacher pauses between each speaker and the students answer their questions individually. The students compare their answers in small groups. the teacher monitors and prompts the students who have difficulties. The teacher takes WC FB, elicits the answers from the students and gives the answers if necessary

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

The students are put into groups of 4, they ask each other: Have you ever met a famous person? Most probably the answer is no. and he students move on tho the next questions: Who would you like to meet(dead or alive)? Why? What would you ask? What do you think their response would be? If yes, the students asks follow up questions, When did you meet? Where did you meet? What did you say? The students work in groups and answer the questions. The teacher also joins the groups one by one answering the same questions. The students try to remember as much information as possible. The teacher gets WCFB and error corrects the mistakes which were made during the activity.

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