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Fact or Fiction? Intercultural experiences
B1 Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about different sources of information media. They learn to express their ideas and thoughts about the reliability and credibility of the different kinds of information media. They will talk about their personal experience with information media.


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Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in reading for gist, detail and deducing meaning from context, in the context of whether you can believe what you read.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce/review and practice vocabulary to talk about facts and information. To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

As a warm up, do a Get to know you activity with the group: Draw a matchstick man on the board. In the points (hands and feet) write one word or number that represents something important to you .Get students to ask yes/no questions about the words and numbers to guess why they are important to you.Get students to do the same and draw a matchstick man with their own facts. In pairs/ groups or as a mingle get students to ask yes/no questions to each other.For feedback ask some students to report on something they have learned about someone in the class. Show the students a novel and a newspaper/dictionary and ask them what they can find/read about in each of these mediums. Introduce them the words of fact and fiction and ask them to do some brainstorming and to create a mind-map. Ask the students to come to the board and write their ideas.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

After creating the mind-map and finishing with the task, ask the students where they can read about facts and where they can get information. After collecting different kinds of information media, ask the students which media they trust most and which they trust the least. Ask for reasons of their choices. Show them Wikipedia and ask if they have ever used this site, and what for.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

ask the students to read the four texts and to match the titles in exercise 2 to the paragraphs.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Students read the questions and find the answers in the text. Students work with their peers. Then the answers will be checked in class together. Ask students to give an opinion in 4. Ask the student to do the Vocabulary exercise. Do the first example together. In feedback, pronunciation will be checked. Ask the students for other synonyms.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask the students to complete the Speaking exercise. Feedback. Then ask the students to talk to their peers and let them answer the questions;while they discuss in groups of two, monitoring their use of language. After this ask each group to tell the class something interesting.

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