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TP 4


In this lesson, Ss will work on listening in the context of Aviation English. The lesson starts with the introduction of the new vocabulary. This is followed by initial easy task and listening for gist task. Then, they focus on listening for specific information. Finally, there is a follow-up activity.


Main Aims

  • To enable the Ss to understand the meaning and use of English for specific purposes in the context of Aviation English through Listening.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To encourage the Ss to understand the use of TL and to use the useful phrases in the context of Aviation English.


Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To activate Ss’ schemata and to arouse Ss’ interest

T distributes the job adverts to the Ss and asks them to find the following points in the job adverts. Ss work in pairs. • a job for which English would be helpful • a job for which you don't need English at all • a job they think they would like • a job they think they would dislike. T feedbacks and asks which jobs in Turkey require them to have good English skills. T gives examples with the following expressions and Ss use them: • I use English at work to ... • I sometimes/often use English because... • People who work as/in ...use English to...

Vocabulary-Preparation for Listening (4-6 minutes) • To give the Ss the chance to focus on the new vocabulary

T gives the cut-ups to the Ss and they match the jobs to the types of English spoken in pairs. Ss check their answers with the answer key on the wall.

Pronunciation Practice (3-5 minutes) • To practise the pronunciation of the TL

T drills the word stresses. Ss practise saying the words paying attention to the stressed syllable such as medical, legal, scientific, aviation, business, technical.

Initial-easy task (5-8 minutes) • To prepare the Ss to listen

This is an interview with Henry Emery, an expert on aviation English. Here he talks about what is different about this kind of English and why it is important. T tells students they are now going to listen to a specific kind of English, one of the kinds of English in the vocabulary exercise. T plays the recording once. T asks students to guess what kind of English it is. T play the recording a second time and confirms any correct guesses.

Focus on TL (4-6 minutes) • To introduce the new vocabulary in the text

Students match the words to the definitions.

Listening for gist (4-7 minutes) • To get a general understanding of the text

T asks students to read the statements before they listen. Then, T plays the recording all the way through once. Students tick the correct statement.

Listening for specific information (4-6 minutes) • To get an understanding of specific details in the text

T tells students to read the statements and decide whether they are true or false. Then T plays the recording again and Ss check the answers in pairs.

Follow-up activity (5-10 minutes) • To give further semi-controlled practice and to give them the opportunity to express their ideas and opinions through freer speaking practice.

T asks students "What information did they find most interesting in the interview?" Ss discuss in pairs.

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