Upper intermediate level
To provide product writing practice of a review in the context of TV shows
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about a TV drama in the context of Popular TV shows
Procedure (38-46 minutes)
Put a few posters of Turkish series on thr board. Ask: what are they? TV shows Get students into pairs, ask them: ' How do you select an interesting show to watch if you don't know anything about them?' ' What are the ways to find the interesting ones?' Elicit: 'review' a written opinion about a TV show, book, film in a mafazine.
T gives Ss the reading handout to read for gist: Is the review mainly positive or negative? Positive
Students read the text again to put the topics in the order of appearance in the text, students check in pairs and then with the teacher
T gives Ss a set of true/false sentences to read the again
T gives Ss a set of questions related to the text they just read and they talk about it. *Are there any Turkish series you like very much? *What are they called? *What is the story line? *What do you like about them? *What don’t you enjoy about then? *Do you recommend them? Why/why not?
Ask Ss 'what is office life?'
Students watch a short clip about thd series ' the office' and answer a gist question: 'does the man like his colleagues to play joke on at workplace?' No
T tells the class this is a famous TV show in Brirain. T gives Ss language focus handout, they read it quickly: 'what does the wrirer think of this series?' Is it pisitive or negative? Positive T asks students to read the text again to predict what they could place in the gaps, first individually then in oairs they compare
T asks students to match the options on top of the text to blank spaces.
Teacher asks the students to think about their favorite TV show and write continuously about things that they remember about the show.
Students go back to sentences in exe. 1 in language focus handout and complete the sentences so they are true for a TV series they know.
Teacher asks students to write a complete model just like the one in lang. focus handout based on these highlighted elements: * plot(storyline) * setting * characters * why popular?