Rana Rana

Music instruments
lower-level students level


In this lesson, the students learn about musical instruments.


Abc smartboard
Abc student's book
Abc Visual aids (Pictures)
Abc white board and markers
Abc copybook

Main Aims

  • improve their listening skills by listening to native speakers on different paces.
  • By the end of this lesson, the students learn the different kind of musical instruments.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Improve their pronunciation and speaking skills by drilling and speaking in pairs activities.
  • Teaching new vocabulary about music instruments.
  • Encourage the to work in pairs and in groups to enhance their communications skills.


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

-Write the word Music on the board and ask them what comes to your mind when you see this word, then draw many arrows with their words related to music and let the instruments be all in one unique color to focus more on it unconsciously.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-Teach them the new vocabulary that they are going to need to understand the audio and answer the questions as well. -Let them listen to the names of musical instruments in English and then repeat them after you (drilling technique) while showing pictures of each one on the smartboard and using visual cards too.

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist questions

Give them a reason to listen, by giving them 3 general questions to find out their answers while listening: 1. Does Tom's family love music? 2. How many members are in this family? 3. What instrument does Tom play? Ask them to write the answer in their copybooks.

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

Before playing the audio again, provide them with detailed comprehension questions to let them listen more attentively this time: 1. What's the name of Tom's mom? 2. Who loves singing in this family? 3. Does Tom take piano lessons on Wednesdays? 4. True or false: Dad can play guitar so well. ( ) 5. Choose the correct answer: Lina wants to be a professional .................... ( singer\ guitarist\ pianist) when she grows up. 6. Who wants to have a band in the family? a) dad b)Tom c)Lina Ask them to work in pairs to answer the above questions in the book then discuss with them after that to give the feedback. In this stage, you can let them listen to the audio more than one time at different speeds to practice listening skills and give chance to all to get the correct answer, not only the top achievers.

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

Ask them to work in pairs and ask each other Do you play music? If it's yes, I do. Continue with which instruments do you play? The partner will ask what about you? and let's make it a conversation activity to apply what they have learned and personalize the experience. Then, the teacher asks every student about his partner's favorite instrument after telling them you can take notes of your friend's answer.

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