Armagan Armagan

Listening Skills
Elementary level


In this lesson, I will be refreshing the SS memory of verb forms from previous lessons as well as teach them new vocabulary for their listening tasks.


Abc Cutting Edge

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about celebrity loves and hates in the context of feelings

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, practice and review of feelings in the context of celebrity loves and hates


Warmer/lead in (5-7 minutes) • To remind the students of previously learned (verb forms do/don't etc)

Have a brief summary of the verb forms "do/don't", "are/aren't", "have/haven't" using page 33 of New Cutting Edge Elementary Have them put into two groups and jumble the sentences, have SS form the sentences on the WB. Do a class feedback by asking them the questions back to them (for 1 minute at most) -- ask from the back of the classroom so they don't rely on the WB

Pre-listening (5-7 minutes) • To introduce SS to the new vocabulary in the listening exercise.

Using visual aids students will pair the word to the image. They will work in pairs and pair the meaning of the words next to the pictures on the HO Check this at the end by taking the pictures down and showing the SS (chesting) -- have them say the word out loud together (pronunciation drill)

Listening (5-10 minutes) • Introducing SS to the celebrities in the listening activity and have them match the celebrities to the things.

Using the HO, have SS look at the picture of the celebrities down the side (30 second look), then ask them "who are they?" Once SS have had a chance to look at the celebrities, have them listen to the activity and match the objects to the celebrity. Once finished have students call out to each other (the answers) for example, Salih says "Britney Spears" and Irem says "Dolls" **Note: make sure SS know that they should only listen for "spider" "TV" etc. **

Listening 2 (6-9 minutes) • To have SS focus their listening to hear the TL ('hate', 'love')

Have SS listen to the tape again, this time have them listen for positive or negative things, for example, if Cameron Diaz hates TV's they need to put an X next to the thing she hates etc. Open feedback - give table 1 the answers for half of the exercise and table 2 the other half. Have them mingle with each other to find out the answers.

Post-listening activity (3-5 minutes) • To have SS use the new information and test it

Ask SS to do exercise 4 of the handout, once they are finished give them one answer key per table and have them check their answers together.

Post-listening (4-6 minutes) • To drill in the new vocabulary

Have SS in two groups, give them cut outs of the new vocab and have them put it into a CLINE. Make this a fun group activity.

Extra activity (if there is time) (5-7 minutes) • Revising the learned vocab and verb terms in the lesson

Have student sit in a circle in the classroom with me standing in the centre, ask them questions like "Do you hate spiders?" and those that do have to stand up and change seats. Continue with this activity for three questions and then take a seat away and have a student ask questions in the centre (or possible have a volunteer)

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