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Intermediate: Listening

These are the worksheets. The mp3 listening files have to be downloaded from the Listening Bank where you will also find the transcripts.

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You've Changed!

Target Language: Using present perfect to describe changes.
Description: Students talk about and describe people they know well and, after listening to a conversation between two friends who chat about how their lives have changed, talk about how their family and friends have changed.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L1
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Sports Roundup

Target Language: Sports vocabulary/expressions.
Description: Some sports vocabulary taught before students listen to a sports roundup programme on the radio. Includes exercise dealing with verbs/expressions often found in English when talking about sports.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L2
Tags: Sports
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Haybridge Hall

Target Language: Financial/economic vocabulary, country houses and tourism guides.
Description: The core of the lesson is a recording of an automated "tourist guide" giving information about a country house. Some vocabulary work on financial and economic words. Board game to finish with.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L3
Tags: History | Money
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Online Trouble

Target Language: Online shopping, vocabulary.
Description: Students listen to a telephone conversation between a website customer and the online support staff. They also learn some useful vocabulary connected with shopping online and using the internet.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L4
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The Parent-Teacher Meeting

Target Language: Question Tags, some educational vocabulary.
Description: Students practise using question tags, then listen to a conversation in a school between a teacher and the mother of one of the students.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L5
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The Answering Machine Complaint

Target Language: Use of dictionary, formal and informal letters, writing a letter of complaint.
Description: Some intial dictionary work is followed by a recording of an answering machine message from a complaining customer. Students do some follow-up work on letters of complaint.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L6
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Love Is In The Air

Target Language: Questions without the auxiliary 'do'.
Description: This lesson tackles the tricky problem of subject/object questions. A warmer on famous couples leads onto work on questions without the auxiliary "do" and a listening about how a couple met.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L7
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Here Is The News

Target Language: Present Perfect to introduce news.
Description: A news bulletin listening which focuses on using the present perfect tense to talk about recent events and a couple of exercises to consolidate.
Duration: 80 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L8
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The Room Mates

Target Language: Should/shouldn't, Living together and "house rules".
Description: Students talk about problems that arise when living with other people. The listening is a couple of friends discussing some problems they are having - with the apartment owner laying down a few do's and dont's! Some grammatical focus on using should/shouldn't to give polite orders.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L9
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Democracy In Action

Target Language: Politics vocabulary.
Description: Student talk about politics in general and in their country before listening to a dialogue between a politician and a would-be voter. Some useful vocabulary concerning politics.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L10
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Target Language: Listening for gist, listening for clue words.
Description: This lesson focuses on the very important issue of improving your students' listening for gist and getting students to thinkk about where and when they find listening difficult in English. The listening involves students listening to two people in different situations where the subject matter is not obvious.
Duration: 30 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L11
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