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Listening for gist and specific information
Pre-intermediate B2 level


In this lesson , students are going to listen for gist and specific information through a text about "Houdini ,the magician"


Abc A simple trick
Abc Discussing the pictures
Abc Listen for gist
Abc Read ,listen and answer
Abc read ,listen ,and answer
Abc Ex. B Vocabulary
Abc Speak about a magic show
Abc Listen for specific information

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Men of magic in the context of Houdini , the magician

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of Magic lexis in the context of A magician " Houdini "


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

T will play a small trick with a chain and ask some Ss to share him the game . After T finishes , he asks Ss to talk about what he did in pairs . T elicits some words and write them on the board .

Pre-Teach Vocabulary (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening and make it accessible

T introduces some pictures and asks his Ss to think about the pictures and what are the meaning of them? T elicits the answers and writes them on the board .

Teaching Vocabulary (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with the vocabulary

T will write the new vocabulary on the board . T elicits and explains the meaning of each word . T writes what part of speech of each word. T will provide the pronunciation of each word and the stress on each word . T asks for choral repetition and individual repetition .

Listening for gist (4-6 minutes) • To provide students listening tasks for gist

T asks Ss a questions what is the listening text about ?"Houdini 's life " T plays the audio asks his Ss listen to find the answer . T elicits the answers then discusses it .

Listen for specific details (4-8 minutes) • To provide Ss with listening text and find specific details.

T asks Ss to read the questions first then he use ICQs: Are you going to read the questions or answers them ? Read . T plays the audio again then he elicits the answers. T asks Ss to check in pairs . T gives the feedback on the WB.

Controlled practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T asks Ss to read the questions of ex:3 and answer it Ss check in pairs. T plays the audio again to provide the feedback . T discusses Ss' answers.orally .

Post-Listening (4-6 minutes) • To write and speak fuently using the vocabulary they learned

T asks Ss to write about a magic show they watched before ,they write what did the magician use and what did they like about his show ? Each Ss tel his pair about his experince and what did he feel? T monitor Ss and guide them .

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