Elena Elena

TP7 Listening
A1/A2 level


In this lesson students will practise listening for gist and for specific information. They will exposed to the functional language used for making suggestions accepting and declining them. At the end of the lesson they will have speaking activity to practise the functional language.


Abc Matching activity handout
Abc Put things in order - names
Abc semi-controlled practice activity
Abc Audio
Abc While listening activity-1

Main Aims

  • Listening for gist and specific information in the context of "Planning a day out"

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practise of the functional language in the context of "Planning a day out"


Warmer/lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set the context and engage the students

T: Did you stay at home last week-end or you went out? When you are away from home all day and have fun, it's called a "day out" Where you can go for a day out? (elicit: park, picnic, museum, put on the WB ) Which of these places are relaxing? (To Relax - become less active, sressed and calm) ...Exciting - (makes you happy and enthusiastic Interesting? Work in pairs where in Istanbul can people go for an exciting/ an interesting/ a relaxing day out? ICQs - How many places in total? (3) All of them relaxing? (no) FB: Ask several students to share their ideas with a class.

Matching activity (2-4 minutes) • To ptovide clarification of the vocabulary

T gives the Ss a handout to match the words with pictures and asks to work individually and then check in pairs. ICQs Do you work in pairs? (No) Early finishers will be asked to come and match the words on the WB FB WC-WB Drill if necessary Explain that we say "to go on a ride" and "to go on a bike ride"

Putting in order (4-5 minutes) • To provide practise of listening for gist

Stevens family chooses where to go for a day out. On your handout you have names of the places. Listen and put the places they talk about in order. Where the family decides to go? Peer-check. FB - the students will be given the names of the places and asked to put them on the wb in the correct order.

True or false activity (7-10 minutes) • For students to practise listening for details

I: Read the sentences on the handouts. Listen and decide if they are true or false. Peer-check. Listen again and correct the False sentences Peer-check. T-WC FB, nominate students to come up with corrected sentences.

Presentation and clarification on the functional language (5-7 minutes) • To make sure that the students understand and pronounce the functional language correctly

Elicit invitation language. When you want to invite somebody somewhere,what do you say? Do you want to go to....? Let's go to... If you want to go, you can say Sounds good! That's a great idea! Sounds fun! Fıne... CCQ What do you say when you're not really interested? (Fine...) Which one do you use when you really want to go? (That's a great idea!) When you don't want to go... Oh, no! Not again! Sounds boring... I don't want to.... I'm sorry, but I don't have time... CCQ Which one is polite? (I'm sorry, but I don't have time... ) Model stress and intonation patterns and drill

Semi-controlled speaking practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide semi-controlled spoken practise of the TL

Work in pairs. Take turns in asking your parner what they want to or where they want to go. Remember that you only have one evening, you can't say yes to everything! ICQ Can you only ask questions? (No) Can you say yes all the time (No) Consider delayed error correction if the students make mistakes in the TL otherwise no FB for this activity

Freer spoken practise (10-12 minutes) • To ptovide freer spoken practice of the TL

Work in groups of 4 (or 4 depending on the number of the students) Plan a day out in Istanbul. Where do you want to go and why. Things to do there Where and when to meet. ICQs How many places for a group (1) What questions do you need to decide? (Where do you want to go and why. Things to do there Where and when to meet.) FB Group tells the class where and why they want to go for a day out.

Hangman • if-time activity

In your groups choose a person who starts the game. He or she chooses a word or a short phrase in the context of planning a day out. For example _ _ _ _ _ (go out) Other people in the group try to guess by saying letters. If the letter is wrong s/he draws part of the hangman No FB for this activity

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