Ronza Saeed Ronza Saeed

Where do people usually meet for their first time?
Intermediate level


In this lesson Ss will be able to listen for gist and specific information in the context of first meetings. They also will be able to develop their oral fluency with specific reference to discussing new topic. (The first meetings)


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson Ss will have developed their ability to listen for gist and specific information with particular reference to the context of the first meetings and a childhood memory.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ss also will have developed their oral fluency and accuracy to discuss their first meetings.


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

Greet students, make name cards to remember their names. Start to tell the Sts story about me and my husband and how did we meet each other. Ask Sts to speak with their partners about how do people meet each other? Ask two or three about others (How do ...... meet her best friend?)

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible, Pre -teach the difficult vocabularies.

Display the pictures about the new word and start to ask Sts about them: (What's this?) (What do you think about this picture?), some pictures I can act or mime them. Ask Sts CCQs. 1) Stand in line 2) Accidentally 3) Bump into -After eliciting the meaning from the Sts, drill then write on the board and elicit from them the where's the stress then highlight and the phenomenal symbols if needed.

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

- Set the listening task "You're going to listen to 3 people talking about how the met famous people then match the speaker with the one he/she met." -Ask Sts CCQS 1) How many people are you listening to? Three. 2) What are they talking about? How they met famous people. 3) Are you going to write anything? Match. -Distribute the HO1, tell the Sts that they're going to listen to Sung - Yarong first, then play the audio and monitor. -Pause and check their answers. -Resume the audio and keep monitoring to check if they need to listen again. -Play one more time if the Sts are struggling to answer. -Ask Sts to check in pairs then nominate for feedback.

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

-Set the listening task 1- Tell the Sts that they are going to listen one more time to answer 9 questions about (Sung-Yarong, Andy & Raul). 2- Chest the HO2 and tell the Sts that the questions are in order, three each (where, when & what). 3- Ask these ICQs: -How many questions? -Are they ordered by speaker? -How many questions per speaker? 4- Give the Sts HO2 and allow them 30 seconds to read the questions. 5- Play the audio then pause to check the first question with the whole class. 6- Resume the audio and monitor to check if they need help. 7- Ask them to check in pairs. 8- Provide an answer key for feedback.

Post-Listening (5-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1- Set the task -Tell the Sts that I'm going to give them HO3 to check the questions carefully before the listening. -Open the Audio and monitor. -Pause and check their answers. -Resume the audio and keep monitoring to check if they need help. -Ask them to check in pairs. -Provide them with the feedback. 2- Give Sts the questions of Ex1 to work in pairs or small groups. 3- Monitor and take notes while the Sts do the speaking practice task to give the language feedback by asking about their partners.

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