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TP 8
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will start with the Lead-In stage. They will continue with listening for gist stage and listening for specific information stage. Finally, they will practise through controlled practice activity.


Main Aims

  • To enable Ss to listen for gist and to listen for specific information in the context of success.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To allow Ss to talk about success through speaking and and controlled practice activity.


Lead-in (0-2 minutes) • To activate Ss’ schemata

T writes on the board “What’s the secret of success?” Ss discuss the question in pairs. T elicits Ss’ ideas in FB.

Pre-Listening (0-6 minutes) • To prepare Ss to listen

Ss read the quotes and discuss the questions in pairs. T checks Ss understand the quotes and elicit which ones they agree/disagree with. T gives Ss 2 mins to think of and write the names of three successful people on a piece of paper. They could be famous people or people they know. They can write answers to the three questions and share their answers with their partners. In FB, T elicits the answers from the Ss.

Introduction of the new vocabulary (0-8 minutes) • To introduce the meaning of words from the context

T reads the example with the class. Ss complete the sentences with the phrases in the box with the partners. In FB, Ss compare their answers with the answer keys on the wall.

Clarification of the new vocabulary (0-5 minutes) • To clarify the new vocabulary about success

Ss match the definitions to six of the phrases in the previous exercise. T makes sure they understand that two of the phrases don’t have definitions. In FB, T elicits Ss’ answers and gives further examples/explanations if necessary.

Listening for gist (0-8 minutes) • To enable Ss to listen for gist

T focuses attention on the title and elicits what Ss think the programme is about. Ss read and check their predictions, then discuss what they think the secret of success is. SS listen to the recording, and then check their predictions in pairs. In FB, T elicits Ss’ answers.

Listening for specific information (0-6 minutes) • To allow Ss to listen for specific information

Ss listen again and complete the summary of the story in pairs. In FB, Ss check their answers from the answer keys on the wall.

Controlled practice activity (0-10 minutes) • To allow Ss to understand and practise the context

T puts Ss into groups of three. Each student reads the profile of a candidate and the job advertisement. Ss present their candidate’s information to their group, then decide together who should get the job and why. T monitors and helps with vocabulary where needed. In FB, T nominates Ss from each group to share their ideas with the whole class.

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