Carla Lopez Carla Lopez

Copy of Listening to an anecdote
Grade 5 level


In this lesson, the students will learn to tell a story from pictures, make prediction then listen to an anecdote.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about telling an anecedote in the context of family holiday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and clarification of myths, anecdote and holiday activities in the context of family holiday activities


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

the purpose of the lead-in is to remind the students of what they read and learned about mythical animals; specifically about the The Abominable Snowman (Bigfoot). This is done through pictures of the mythical creatures we have learnt and elicit from the students the interesting information about each one.

Pre-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Elicit the meaning of the words in the box, and those in the listening tape-script that will later help the student tell the story according to the pictures provided on the course book. e.g: bear,hiking, strange. Drill some of the new words and those which are commonly mispronounced by the students such as: bear , anecdote. Focus on the listening strategy on the student book, and ask the student how it would help them anticipate the what the story is about. Predicting the content from questions and pictures helps the student anticipate the kind of information and vocabulary that they will find in the listening text. Thus, helps them approach the text in a more relaxed way. Explain the name of the mountain chain ' Blue Bridge' and the ' Georgia' as a US state.

While-Listening1 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Students listen to Sophie's anecdote and check if their ideas were right.

While-Listening #2 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ask the students about what other animals live in the forest, then write it in the WB e.g: bears, deers,...

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

Students are encouraged to provide explanations to their answer of what they think the girl and her dad saw.

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