TP8 Film and Television
To give students practice in reading; in particular to skim reading for gist, scanning for specific information and deducing meaning from context through the context of television theories.
To provide product writing practice of a poster in the context of televi
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a debate in the context of television theories.
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
-Play a 1 minute commercial video. -In Pairs, let the students discuss what are some effects of watching television. 'What can happen to you if you watch television a lot?' Then elicit some ideas from the class - at least 2 to 3 ideas. .
-For vocabulary, students will match the following words with their pictures: theory, effects, society, develop, dangerous, crime, violent, fat, headache, hurt, intelligent, lazy, and society. -Students will stick the word and the picture on the board and they'll sit next to their new partner. -Drill the words with the class.
-Tell students they’ll reading 6 short paragraph about television theories . -In Pairs, students need to put the heading for each paragraph. ''In 2 minutes, quickly read the paragraph and choose the correct heading from the box.'' -Ask the students to check their work against the answer key posted on the wall.
-Now tell the students to read the paragraphs. -Give instructions: Look at the sentences below. Match each sentence to a television theory. One of it will not be used. -Let them check first with a partner and then elicit the answer from the students. Let them write their answer on the board.
-Group the students into 3 to 4 members. -In groups, ask the student to look at the television theories again and mark their opinion next to each one. 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree. Then work in groups and compare their answer. -Encourage them to give reasons. Useful Phrases: -What do you think? -I agree that... -For example, there are lots of ... programmes on television. -I disagree, I think that ... -Monitor the students. -Get general feedback. Ask the students to raise their hand if they agree or disagree with each theory.
-If there is time, ask the students to make a campaign poster about watching television. They need to use one theory from the reading text and use the reasons they've mentioned during the speaking task. -Let them post their work on the wall and let other groups to read them.