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The News
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn about the verbs used in the news. The lesson starts with a conversation about the news and its diferrent sources. Then students will identify some verbs that are used in news articles. After, they will listen to short news reports and retrive some information to complete gaps in sentences related to the news reports. Finally, students will discuss recent events or news and explain them using the verbs learned in the lesson, to then share what they discussed with the rest of the class.


Abc Face to Face Elementary Book

Main Aims

  • To provide listening practice for gist and detail

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking fluency and understand important vocabulary terms.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher will start by talking about a recent news that was heard. Then, students will have a discussion around the topic. Some questions to ask are: Do you watch, read or hear the news? Where do you get the news? Do you watch or listen to the news every day? When? What’s in the news at the moment? They will be sent to break out rooms to talk about it with a partner, then they will return to the main call

Pre-Reading/Listening (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Students will see some images and identify what's happening in them to try predict what words belong to each image. Then, they will match images with words and words with definitions in the slide. After, they will see an example of a word used in the lesson and identify where the stress of the word is, then they will individually identify the stress on the 4 new words and place them in the corresponding column based on which syllable the stress is on. then as a class answers will be shared. Finally, students will listen to an audio track with all the verbs (regular and Irregular) in present and past form and will practice saying them after the teacher models.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Students will listen to an audio track and look at some images related to it. The task for them will be to organize the pictures in order based on the order they heard it in the audio track. They will move the letters that identify each picture and place them next to the number that corresponds to each one. Then they will compare answers with each other in pairs and compare what they have once the teacher shares the answers.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Students will listen to an audio track containing news reports. They will listen for specific information to fill in the gap on some sentences related to the news shared in the audio track. Then they will compare their answers in pairs. Finally they will check their answers when the teacher shares them.

Post-Reading/Listening (16-18 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

The teacher will ask the students to think about a current event or news they have seen or heard. They will share and talk about it in pairs. They need to say what was it about and discuss with their partner as well as listen to the news they share. Once they are back from sharing with a partner they will tell the teacher and the class the news that their partner shared with them.

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