Laura Elena Biculescu Laura Elena Biculescu

Facts and Figures
Elementary level


In this lesson the students learn about website and email addresses through listening and speaking activities. The lesson starts with a lead in and continues with a dictation exercise of websites and email addresses and the teacher going over the symbols used in writing them. The first listening activities focuses on listening for the gist while the second listening requires students to listen for specific information in order to fill out a form. The lesson is rounded up with a short speaking activity in which the students talk about going to hospitals or hotels, the two situations from the listening activities.


Abc Matching description to pictures
Abc Pictures
Abc Complete the form
Abc Dictation(student to student)
Abc Dictation (teacher)
Abc Questionnaire

Main Aims

  • To provide speaking practice of website and email addresses.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of listening for specific detail.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage the students into the lesson.

Divide the students into three groups and have them write down all the countries they have visited on one piece of paper. The group with the highest number of countries visited will win. Have a volunteer from the winning group come to the board and write down all the countries. Ask the other students to complete the list with any countries they visited but are not written on the board. Make sure there are no spelling errors and have the students say the countries out loud.

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare the students for the listening and pre-teach specific vocabulary that is going to be used.

Do a quick dictation on the websites and email addresses from the Vocabulary activity. Ask the students to check their answers in pairs and then put the answers on the board. If the students have trouble spelling any confusing letters do a choral drill to clarify them. Write the symbols we use for creating the addresses, elicit their name from the students and drill the correct pronunciation from the students. Have each students choose a random number from 1 to max(depending on their number). Arrange them into consecutive numbers and group them into pairs. Odd numbers will be Student A and even numbers will be Student B. Give them the HO and tell them to dictate the email and website addresses to each-other. While Student A is reading, Student B is writing and then they switch roles At the end they compare notes. Move around and monitor the students unobtrusively to see if they stay on task and make sure the L1 is at a minimum. Provide help or clarification if needed.

While-Listening #1 (8-12 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging gist listening task.

Have the students look at the pictures and ask them to tell you what they are. Divide them into groups and explain that they will listen to two conversations and they will have to decide together on the location of each. Replay the audio if they are having trouble identifying the location.

While-Listening #2 (8-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging listening for detail tasks.

Ask the students to look at the forms and elicit the type of information they need to fill into each blank. Students listen to the audio and then complete the form individually. Have them check the answers in pairs and replay the audio if necessary. Compare their answers with the answer key and discuss any possible errors. Ask the students what is the problem in the second conversation

Post-Listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the task and expand on what they've learned.

Divide the students into pairs and give them two strips of paper with questions on them and ask them to discuss them in pairs. Ask volunteers to tell the class what they found out about their partner. Collect a few errors and have a short feedback session if time allows.

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