Lesson plan School: No.11 Vladikavkaz Class for lesson implementation: 7
Topic of the lesson: Communication. Listening to a lecture in a foreign language.
Name of the teacher: Anetta Kuznetsova
Developing listening skills
The aim of the lesson: by the end of the lesson the Ss will be able to
-listen and understand a humorous story about giving lectures in a foreign language
Objectives : by the end of the lesson the Ss will be able to
-find specific information while listening
-discuss the contents and solve the problems given in the story
-retell the story from the character's person
-guess the contents from the title of the story
-elicit the main idea of the story while listening to it.
Materials used: Taped story "Laugh, Please" textbook English VII by O. V. Afanasyeva
cards with phrases for matching
New l-ge of the lesson: to give lectures, to make sure, to get the idea of, to keep smb happy,
afterwards, to cope with, to go on well, spoken English, to make notes.
Language to be revised: to practise, an interpreter, amusing, to allow.
Warm-Up. Answer the questions.
-Have you ever listened to a story/a lecture in English?
-What was easy/difficult? Why?
-Did you understand everything? How much did you understand?
-What did you do to understand it better?
-Did you have to ask clarifying questions?
-What was your impression of the lecture? of the speaker?
Pre-listening activity. Vocabulary work. Match the phrases to
their equivalents to make sure you know their meaning. Group
to dive lectures then
to make sure to put down
to get the idea of to have a success
to keep smb happy to manage
afterwards to understand
to cope with to make a speech
far more difficult to make smb happy
spoken English to find out
to go on well very difficult
to make notes social English
Choose the speaker. Present your ideas to the class.
Guessing (predicting). Look at the title of the story
"Laugh, Please" and try to guess what the story will be about.
Discuss your ideas with the partners. Present your ideas to the
Listen to the story and say why the famous writer was surprised.
Compare your answer to your partner's answer and tell your
answer to the class.
Listen to the tape again and do the task Ex. 52a p. 45 in your
textbook. Choose which of the two is true.
Compare your answers to your partner's ones and tell your