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

 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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Audio (MP3): 
Derek Spafford


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,


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