Lutfi Sarac Lutfi Sarac

TP 6a
A1 level


In this lesson, students will find many opportunities to practise and improve their listening skills in the context of history and past times. Besides, the students will touch speaking skills a little. The lesson starts with an interactive, enjoyable quiz about 20th Century. Groups try to be the winner of the quiz. Then, they listen to a boy, Tommy talking to his grandad,Bill about the old times when Bill was young. Students try to find out both general ideas and specific information hidden in the dialogue during the listening task through various activities.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about an old man's youth in the context of past times

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of past times


Pre-teach vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To enable students to understand the meaning of words which will be problematic during the lead-in activity

The task during this stage is to match the words from the quiz with their meanings. Teacher gives students handouts. Students work in groups of 3-4. Teacher gives a short instruction about the task and then students try to match the words their meanings. They share their ideas with other group.Teacher gives FB in the end.

Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students work in groups during this stage to answer the questions in a quiz.. First of all, teacher groups the students and gives instructions. There are 10 questions in the quiz. Each question is projected onto the board one by one. Each group tries to answer the questions correctly in a limited time. Each question has to be answered in 30 seconds. The group which has more correct answers will be the winner.

Pre-Listening (2-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the audio file and make it accessible

Students talk about the picture in this stage of the lesson. They share their ideas about the photo shown: Who are they? What are they doing?Are they relatives? What are they talking about? First they discuss eachother in pairs then teacher nominate a student from each group to share their ideas. This must be a short but an effective stage to make the students more familiar with listening part.

While-Listening #1 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks

Students listen to the audio file individually to find out the things they are talking about. The topics are projected on the board. During this stage, students listen for gist and general ideas of the audio file. Teacher observes the students to check whether they are on the task or not. After they finish listening and answering the question, they check their answers with the person next to them. Teacher gives FB in the end if necessary.

While-Listening #2 (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Students listen for specific details in this stage. So they need to focus on the audio file. They listen to the file twice. During the first listening, they try to complete Tommy's questions. In the second listening , they answer these questions.They answer all of these questions individually then peer check. In the end, teacher gives FB if necessary.

Post-Listening (5-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

During this stage, firstly students try to talk eachother what Bill said about colour TV, TV programmes, dishwashers, planes, holidays, pocket money. After they share their ideas eachother, teacher gives FB. Then students go out of the classroom . They work in groups 3 to find out what Bill would say about these topics :Computers, mobile phones, fast food, theme parks. The names of these topics are out of the classroom on the walls. Each group chooses a topic. Each group has one topic. They discuss eachother, share their findings with whole class.

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