This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue regarding queuing etiquette in the UK. The monologue provides observations of queuing. 

Derek Spafford

 In this lesson, students will listen to a monologue about a persons reflection of queuing etiquette in the UK. They will match adjectives to synonyms and antonyms and complete a listening comprehension activity. There are also suggestions for developing the theme of queuing to practise specific areas of grammar.


• To practise listening skills
• To improve students’ vocabulary – synonyms and antonyms of adjectives

Age group:



CEF level A2-B1


30 minutes plus time for developing the theme


The lesson plan, transcript and student worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below

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Podcast - talking about queuing Adam and Rob discuss your favourite times of day. Also, Tess and Ravi talk about something British people love, but most people hate!

Audio (MP3): 


thank you very much for such a great help in making lesson plans for my students! Just a query , pls. Can I also download the audio recordings somehow? :) Thanks Radek

Hi ray67

Yes, if you click on the icon next to the audio (there is a little arrow), you can download the audio to your computer. Alternatively, right click on the audio bar and then 'Save as'.
Hope that helps,


This course plan was great in schooling language-teaching, but was hard to wake up public awareness. You knew, when a teacher tried to organize this activity ideally but couldn't find practical phenomena in reality to reflect out and test, what's his or her feeling? A little bit painful? How can kids get examples from life? ... That's one problem usually driving education guys crazily between the idealism and the reality, and between public habits and the reasonability ...
Hopefully, in the future, teachers all around the world can practice this type of activities in a much easier way.

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