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TP6 - My Worst Week - Receptive Skills (Listening) Lesson
Intermediate, B1/B2 level


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Main Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about the worst week in the context of a BBC programme called "My Worst Week"

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about the worst week in the context of a short intro of the BBC comedy.
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of their real life experiences: "What was your worst week?"


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

T shows photos from her own wedding and narrates a story to the class of the BEST wedding. T wants the SS to imagine "what kinds of things would go wrong before the wedding?" SS talk to their pairs for a minute and T monitors. Asks SS to share what they have come up with as a feedback.

Pre-Listening (7-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening and make it accessible

T sets the task, show SS a short reading and ask them to answer the questions on the board: "Why is this week supposed to be special for Howard?" "What's the problem?" "Is there any similar answers with yours?" T sets the time to 1 min. SS skim the text and answer the questions with their pairs, T gets w/c feedback. T pre-teach the vocabulary that they might need to do following tasks: ring gets stuck : by showing her ring and using her gestures burst into tears: by using a gif vicar: by using a picture

While-Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

T sets the listening task, shows folded HOs to SS and to just answer the first question: "what's the worst thing in the video? and What happened?" SS watch the video talk to their friends, T gets feedback from pairs. T asks SS to try to put the sentences in order before watching again. T gets feedback on the board. If they have disagreements for the answers, T writes both on the board in order to make them check their answers while listening.

While-Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening task

T asks SS to listen and check their answers for "ordering" and put the initials of the correct person who said sentences in the other exercise "Read the sentences first you have 1 min." T asks SS to unfold the HOs SS listen and watch again. Complete the exercises Peer-check T picks one pair as the answer key and directs others to check their answers from them.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the listening and expand on what they've learned

T asks SS to talk with their partner about the questions; T reflects the questions on the board: "What was your worst week?" "What happened? / Why is it the worst?" SS have a conversation with their partner about their worst week T monitors closely and takes notes T gets feedback from SS about their friend's worst day by asking randomly: "What did your friend do?" "What was his/her worst week/day?" "What happened?"

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