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happiness, listening lwsson plan
intermediate level


in this lesson, students will learn to listen for gist and detail by listening to an audio to practice speaking for fluency


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will be able to listen for gest and details to practice speaking for fluency in the context of what makes them happy.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to provide students with a set of useful vocabulary to help them practice speaking for fluency in the context of what makes them happy


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

1- IN a minute I'll start talking to them why I am happy today. 2- Ask Ss to discuss in pairs if they're happy and why? 3- listen to some of their answers.

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

1- project some picture of family, work and countries 2- Elicit some new vocabulary (gardening, exhibition gallery, flatmate, lie-in) 3- highlight mpf on the board, then model and drill 4- use CCQs to check meaning understanding

While Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

1- Set the listening task and and tell the students they're listening to 3 people: Sara, Greg, and Jenny, who are talking about what make them happy. Listen to find out 2 things for each one of them 2- Give CCQs: - what are they talking about? - how many things you'll write for each one of them? 3- distribute Handouts#1 and play the audio 4- monitor and pause if required till they finish the task 5- ask students to check in pairs 6- nominate for feedback

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

1- set listening task 2: ask Ss to listen once again for specific information 2- project questions and ask ss to answer these 9 questions about Sara, Greg and Jenny 3- ask these CCQs to check understanding: - are you listening for details? Yes. - how many questions? 9 4- distribute handouts#2 4- play audio track, then pause to demonstrate the 1st Q with ss 5- replay the audio and monitor 6- ask students to check in pairs 7- nominate for feedback 7-

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

1- Project a smiling picture of you and tell ss what are the things which make you happy. 2- ask Ss to work individually to write a list of 3 items which make them happy 3- ask them to discuss in pairs their answer 4- ask each pair to agree on one thing that makes them happy 5- get content feedback

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