Ismael Amador Ismael Amador

TP2_LP_Ismael Amador
Pre-Intermediate level


This lesson provides students with listening practice for gist and detailed information. After a brief lead-in and a pre-listening activity, the teacher conducts two listening tasks followed by a productive skills task, each with the corresponding peer-checking or open-class feedback.


Abc Audio Track 34
Abc Listening task 1
Abc Listening task 2

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about unusual jobs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide language clarification and speaking fluency practice.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students will talk about the following questions related to the lesson's topic: What do you do? Do you like your job? Why? Why not? Teacher model: I work at a coffee bar. I like my job because I can drink good coffee and eat snacks. I can also play my own music and sometimes have a chat with customers.

Pre-Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher will clarify MFP of the following words: Furniture (noun) - Equipment that is used to make a house, office or other space adequate for living or working, e.g. beds, chairs, tables or desks. Improvement (noun) - A thing that makes something better than it was before. Unbelievable (adjective) - Something so great or unusual as to be hard to believe.

While-Listening 1 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks

Students will listen to an audio track and put the pictures in the order they're mentioned. A. Golf ball diver B. Fortune cookie writer C. Furniture tester Teacher conducts OCF. Answer key: C, B, A.

While-Listening 2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

Students will listen to the audio track again and decide if the following statements are true or false. 1. Paul thinks testing furniture is an interesting job. 2. Furniture testers have to answer a lot of questions. 3. A company in NY makes 4.5 million fortune cookies a year. 4. Fortune cookies started in China in the 19th century. 5. Golf ball divers sell the golf balls they find. 6. In the UK, golfers lose about one million balls a year. Students check their answers in pairs and later the teacher conducts OCF. Answer key: 1. False, 2. True, 3. True, 4. False, 5. True, 6. False.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with speaking fluency practice

Students discuss the following questions in pairs or in small groups. 1. Think of three jobs you would like to do and three jobs you would hate to do. 2. Why would you like/hate doing these jobs? 3. Are there any jobs you would all like to do? Teacher conducts feedback on the task and delayed error correction.

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