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B. Can Göreni, TP5
Elementary, Adults level


In this lesson students are going to learn and practice the required vocabulary to write a pitch about a movie. They are going to learn some new vocabulary through visuals and a matching activity, then try to apply them (alongside the useful language and vocabulary learnt in the previous lessons) in a writing practice.


Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Global Elementary Coursebook
Abc Visuals

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a pitch in the context of films

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of adjectives in the context of films


Warmer (8-10 minutes) • To get the students acquainted with useful vocabulary for the writing task

Put 5 different pictures of people watching a film. Ask Students to look at the pictures and think of words to describe how they feel. People are bored. People are excited. People are happy. People are sad. People are scared. Ask students to think of words to describe the films they might be watching. (Boring, exciting, funny, sad, scary.) Elicit the difference between excited-exciting, boring-bored, scary-scared. People are bored - It is a boring film - The film is boring. People are excited - It is an exciting film - The film is exciting. People are scared - It is a scary film - The film is scary.

Gap-fill Vocabulary Activity (6-8 minutes) • To get the students practice the useful vocabulary for the writing task

Distribute the matching activity handout. Students put the given words into correct places. Students check their answers in pairs. Write the answer key on the board. Clarify meaning if needed. Drill pronunciation.

Pre-writing vocabulary activity (6-8 minutes) • To get the students familiar with types of movies and some adjectives for the writing task.

Ask students to look at the exercise 2 on page 57. Ask them to put the words into correct places. They check their answers in pairs. Play the audio file to give the students the answer key. Clarify meaning if needed.

Pre-writing speaking activity (5-8 minutes) • To get the students come up with ideas about the writing task

Ask students to look at exercise 4 on page 57 Students think and write 2 examples of each; a scary film, a funny actor, a sad film, a boring film. Students work in pairs. Students read their examples to their partners. Students taking turns guess the right category for the examples

Writing (16-18 minutes) • To get students write a film pitch

Students focus on the writing exercise on page 57 Provide blank paper Students think of a famous film and write a pitch but don't write the name of the film. Students have to give an idea of the main characters. Students have to include an idea of the type of film. When students are done writing, they stick their papers on the wall. (only swap if there are too many people) Students try to guess what film it is. Students check each others' papers for peer correction.

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