This lesson plan for teachers of teenage students at level B2 is about food festivals. Students will focus on their listening skills in preparation for part 2 of the FCE listening test.


When students are going to do a listening activity, it is useful to get them thinking about the topic of the listening beforehand. That way they can reactivate and extend their store of vocabulary. In this lesson, students first discuss the topic of food festivals, then they focus on their listening skills in preparation for part 2 of the FCE listening test.

Through a series of activities students will become more aware of what to ‘notice’ in a gap fill listening exercise, enabling them to do the Listening part 2 more successfully.


Listening skills for FCE Listening part 2




75 minutes


  • To encourage students to predict which parts of speech are missing in gapped texts.
  • To familiarise students with part 2 of the Listening test of the FCE exam.
  • To develop students’ listening skills.


Lesson plan: download

Worksheets (1, 2A, 2B, 3): download
Note to teachers: worksheet 1 is reproduced twice on the page to reduce paper usage. Cut in half and give one half to each pair. You may also wish to copy worksheet 3 on the back of worksheets 2A and 2B to reduce paper usage. 

Audio script: download

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment and save it on your computer.

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Submitted by ssmn20 on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 04:14


It was quit a helpful plan for an ELT. I am excited to deliver it as the school will re-open again. Thank you.

Submitted by Talking1965 on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 23:36


Thank you very much, you are so nice to share these resources. I am writing to you from Sibundoy (Putumayo - Colombia).

Submitted by Jason Jixun M… on Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:03


It was a good international course plan for understanding food types and materials, with great developing zones for local practices. I think: not only about language, but if applying some realias (real food materials) for life and communities as a huge classroom, it will be better...

Submitted by carlosorley200 on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 08:58


Thank you very much for this great teaching materials. They are all very interesting and provide a refreshing aid to get students attention on the topic.

Submitted by Mery on Sun, 05/22/2022 - 09:55


I'll have a new lesson in two weeks and the focus is listening. I'll give this a try. Thanks a lot, Ms. Katherine.

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