This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at Intermediate level and above explores the theme of London. Students will develop their knowledge of London and practise their listening skills.

UK map


In this lesson students hear a man being interviewed about his life in London. He talks about the different parts of London he has lived in and how things have changed in these areas. The tasks focus students on learning more about London from Google Maps and images and the listening tasks focus them on reading between the lines of what the man says and understanding inferred meaning. Lastly, the lesson finishes with an optional grammar focus with a speaking activity based around ‘used to’ and ‘didn’t use to’. 






60 minutes +


  • to develop students abilities to understand inferred meaning
  • to develop students' listening skills
  • to develop students' ability to use ‘used to’ to talk about past habits and states


Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure.

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By Nik Peachey

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Hi Juliemiz

Apologies for not replying before - we've had some problems with the site recently. If you right click the audio, you should have the option to 'save as...' If you do this, it should download the audio for you to use.

Thanks Paul

This works, except for the map. I find it impossible to get Tuffnell Park, Islington and Kings Cross on the same google map page (unless I zoom out so far that all detail is lost, including names of the tube/railway stations). I don't know how you do it, except for the fact that the original lesson was done in 2010 so maybe it's the technology of google maps that's changed. It would been a great lesson if not for that part. Without the map aspect and visuals it's a bit dry, so I won't be trying it with a class.

Hello everyone. I have a question.. Was there supposed to be a worksheet involved in this lesson or just the lesson plan and Recording. Because the note suggests that the worksheet and plan are in PDF form and are downloadable.


Thanks for your comment - there isn't actually a worksheet for this lesson, as the tasks suggested in the lesson plan are mainly based around the audio file. You can download the lesson plan with the instructions and the audio file above.

TE Team


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