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Empower B1 Plus p.45 Listening
Intermediate level


Abc Listening Chart

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about achieve something, succeed, manage to, able to, could etc. in the context of success and ability in childhood.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for talking about past abilities and current situation in the context of celebrity examples.


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

T starts with Padlet. Asks ss to guess the topic in pair.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

From the Padlet wall ss try to go through the glossary then remember as much as possible, in pairs. Then T shows the topic and content of the audio from the wall.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T tells ss to focus on the a part of the chart and put tick or numbers to fill in.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Then, the class focuses on part B.

Post-Reading/Listening (19-20 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Students go to quizizz to answer post-listening activity questions. Then, they answer Reflection questions on Ziplet.

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