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Listening Lesson

by Buchen Niu | 23 Oct 2020
Resource Description: This lesson plan is about practicing listening gap fill questions. Students should use logic and general knowledge to make predictions about listening texts and answers.
Audience: Secondary
Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate
Duration: 60 minutes
Language Skill: Listening
Content Area: English as a second language
  1. To practice listening gap fill questions
  2. Be able to use logic and general knowledge to make predictions about listening texts and answers
Outcome(s): Students are able to use logic and general knowledge to make predictions about listening texts and answers.

Main Activities:

1. Warm-up (10 mins):

Students need to chat with their partner the following questions:

1. What wild animal would you most like to see? Why?

2. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why?


Choose 3 students to share their answers to the class.


2. Show students the video clip- ‘12 rare animals of Nepal’. (20 mins):

Students will work as a group. Each group will be given a mini white board and a marker. Students need to write down the names of the animals in the video on the mini white board while watching.

Each group will share their answers to the whole class.


3. Listening gap fill questions (30 mins):

Distribute the listening gap fill past paper.

Students have to underline the key words and predict the answer word form.

Students need to discuss within the group and write down the predictions on the mini white board.

Each group need to share their predictions with the class.

Play the recording twice.

Students should check the answers with their partner first and see whether their answers match their predictions.

Students exchange the listening paper with their partner. The teacher shows students the answers and students have to mark each other's paper.

Students return the paper to their partner and correct the mistakes by themselves.



When students listen to the 'Nepal park' recording, the teacher will walk around the classroom and record any typical mistakes (such as spelling errors). The teacher will talk about those typical mistakes and ask students why they are not acceptable. 

Students also did a peer-assessment on each other's listening paper.


IGCSE ESL past paper, 2014 November 31 page 3, Questions 7 ‘Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal’

'Animals in Nepal' video:


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