Nisha Nisha

Reported speech. Simple present /past to continuous present/past
Pre intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about reported speech in the context of films, through guided discovery.


Abc Blue tack
Abc Board cards
Abc Board Markers
Abc Computer
Abc Pictures
Abc Projector
Abc Speakers
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and review of reported speech in the context of films

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of of vocabulary used to talk about various genre of films and other vocabulary to describe facts about people working in films. in the context of films


Warmer/Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask ss about their favourite films. Write on the board. What type/ kind of film is it? Categorize on a flipchart. Introduce pre teach vocabulary words -Fantasy film, thriller, science fiction, drama, western, musical, documentary, action. Give definitions of each on the flipchart.

Exposure (15-20 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through speed reading.

Vocab check before reading task. Check understanding of : fascinating, extras, film studio, speaking/ non- speaking roles, Native American, sign language, volunteer, invisible, reminds, lecture- definitions/ miming. Speed- reading Task- Individually,read Fascinating Facts about film extras on page 118. Focus on the highlighted words only and do exercise 4.. Check in pairs. Feedback and correction as an open group. Now, read the text again and answer 3A. Ask ss to focus only on the exercises and note all difficult vocab not related to the questions. Collect and answer individually/ group at the end of the lesson. Now, ask ss to do 5 A individually and keep the papers with them for a later task.

Useful Language (20-25 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Exercise 6 Read the first sentence in both sections. 'It's my last film.' Is the person speaking about someone else's film? No. His film. He told everyone it was his last film. Is the person speaking about someone else's film? Yes. Someone else's. Does the verb form remain the same in both sentences? No Does the pronoun remain the same? No. Go to page 150. Go through the rules. Elicit examples from the class for each rule. Go to exercise 12.1 A on page 151. Demonstrate 1 or 2. Ask ss to work in pairs and peer check. Feedback and correction as an open group.

Productive Task(s) (20-25 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Go to exercise 12.1 B. Demonstrate 1 or 2. Try individually or pair if it is difficult for the weak students. Peer check. Feedback as an open group. Ask ss to look at the papers on which they did exercise 5A. Look at exercise 9A. Answer these questions. Pair ss. Take turns and ask each other the questions. Listen to the answers. Now. change pairs. Tell your new partner about the film your old partner spoke about. Demonstrate carefully and clearly. CCQs Which tense will you use to talk about your favourite film? What will change tell someone else about your partner's film? Will the pronoun change? Display flipchart with rules on the IWB. Monitor and make notes.

Feedback and Error Correction (15-20 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Feedback and correction. If there is extra time, do exercise 7. Ss do the exercise individually. Check with their partners. Open group correction and feedback. HW-Pg 69-70 Ex 1-5

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