James Arthur Listening Lesson
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a song from James Arthur in the context of Love
To provide practice of general vocabulary in the context of love
Procedure (38-50 minutes)
T shows a picture of a broken heart and asks Ss what they see and come up with other collocations with "heart".
T plays the first seven seconds of the song "Impossible" from James Arthur and asks Ss to predict if he is happy or sad and if they can guess the reason.
T distributes the cut-ups to the students. Gives clear and understandable instructions about the task. Ss match the words with the definitions. T asks for a pair check before checking as a class. During the whole class feedback T drills the vocabulary, asks relevant CCQs with appropriate mimes and gestures.
T tells students that they're gonna listen to a song. T informs them they need to listen to the song very carefully and answer the question on the top of the slide. (Who is he singing to?)
T distributes the multiple-choice question sheets to the Ss. Asks them to read the questions quickly and asks them to choose the correct option while listening to the song one more time.
T shows Ss the screenshot of a fake text message of James Arthur and one of his imaginary friends with a photo of James Arthur himself. T asks Ss to give him three pieces of advice.