Sabina Sabina

Teaching practice 8
Beginner, A1 level


In this lesson, SS are provided with listening for gist and specific information, and will be practicing speaking for fluency in the context of national holiday.


Main Aims

  • To provide listening for gist and specific information in the context of Holiday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of national holidays


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

There are two brainstorming bubbles with arrows on the WB with most common associations with holidays. They may walk around the classroom and use the ideas in the pictures. Tell SS the group which brainstorms more ideas wins.

Pre-Listening (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and pre-teach vocabulary form the text

Pre-teach the vocab: holiday (CC) national holiday to celebrate a parade

Listening for gist (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

SS look at two pictures and have to predict what the are going to listen about. SS match the pictures to the speakers in HOs (solo). Quickly check their answers (PW). FB: give one S from each group pictures of Sandra and Charlie and make them stick it to pictures of the countries on the WB.

Listening for specific information (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

SS listen to the recording again and fill in the table. (solo) SS check their answers (PW). FB: divide SS in two groups. One group is Charlie (give them his picture), another one - Sandra (give them her picture). One SS from each group comes up to the WB, ticks the expression mentioned by their speaker and passes the marker to another S from his/her group. (WC) The group which finishes with the correct answers first wins. x

Post-Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

CHANGE PAIRS (make Sandras work with Charlies) SS report to their partner on what their speaker said in the recording. FB: make some Charlies report on what Sandras have said, etc.

Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide speaking practice within the context

Toss role cards. Make SS find the person with the same number as theirs and discuss the questions in pairs. FB: delayed error correction.

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