Arlett Arlett

Upper intermediate, B2 level


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Main Aims

  • To provide students with listening practice in the context of traveling.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with the vocabulary necessary to express the activities carried out while waiting at the airport.
  • To provide students with pronunciation practice of the vocabulary in the context of traveling.


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

-Engage Ss in the topic by asking them questions and eliciting answers from them. -Ask Ss the following questions: -How do you prefer to travel? Why? -What was the last journey you made? Where did you go? -Have you ever had to wait a long time at an airport or a station? If so, why? -Discuss the answers as a group.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible. To provide students with some vocabulary in order for them to better understand the audio presented.

-Present the three vocabulary words that are seen in the text. (Do some shopping, people-watch, phone family, work or study) -Ask students to match the words with the meaning. -Ask students to identify the type of words (activities) and ask what tense the phrases are in, and what they would be like in a different tense. (past) -Separate words into syllables and identify the strongest one, then ask students to repeat the pronunciation of the words twice. Mark the stress on the board for them to see. -Ss are provided with a handout and asked to select the ones they have done to pass the time at an airport.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with specific information listening tasks.

-Ss are given a handout with a fill-in-the-gap activity. They have one minute to read it. -Ss listen to the audio and fill in the gaps with the missing words. -Conduct open-class feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks.

-Ss are given another hand-out with a number of sentences. They are asked to identify whether they are True or False. -Ss have one minute to read the sentences. -Ss listen to the audio again and complete the hand-out. -Conduct open-class feedback.

Post-Reading/Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned.

-Give Ss a hand-out with a number of questions. Give them one minute to read them. -Imagine you are in Paris and you are taking a flight back home, but it got delayed several hours. What would you do in the meantime? -If money wasn't an issue, what else could you do? -Ask Ss to work in pairs. Have them discuss their answers. --Conduct open-class feedback.

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