Speaking, Listening and Vocabulary: Media, films, books and music
Intermediate, B1 level
To provide practice and review of the lexical set around media: films, music and books / novels in the context of biographies, CDs, concert, novel, acting, photography, tearjerker, lyrics, techno, bestseller, blues, dance, plot, hip-hop, horror, stereo, storyline, subtitles, spy films, thrillers.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a lexical set based around media: films, books and music. To be able to ask questions & and provide answers. in the context of What is your favourite film / music / book? My favourite film / music / book is _________ because...
To provide gist listening practice using a text about music, films and books
Procedure (40-49 minutes)
Depending on how the two TPs before this one goes, I will either lead in with a question like: "Have you ever been to the cinema for a date? / Have you ever been to a concert with your wife?" - "What kind of film did you watch / music did you listen to?" If the link is too tenuous / the previous TPs weren't focused on the theme of dating enough to justify the link, I'll lead-in with introducing the context as a separate theme. "What did you do on the weekend?.. I went to see a concert / to the cinema."
Task 1) Speaking Test A slide will be projected on the WB (The 'find out how many people in the class' handout to be issued in a few minutes time) Students will be encouraged to try to make questions using the topics i.e. (are reading a novel at the moment = Are you reading a novel at the moment?) Attention will be drawn to the name and comments sections, "What do you think goes in here?" the teacher asks. Students will give the correct answer. Students will be asked to stand up and collect the question paper, mingle and find as many people who.... in the class Task 2) Listening Test Students will work individually / alone, listen to the recording for gist and try to correctly identify what the people are talking about. They will write the answers on the handout and a quick review will take place on the whiteboard. (1________ 2__________ 3___________) Task 3) Listening Test Students will work individually / alone, listen to the recording for gist and try to correctly identify what type / genre of film the music is from. They will write the answers on the handout and a quick review will take place on the whiteboard. (a)________ (b)__________ (c)___________ Task 4a) Correctly identify the headings of the table Projected on the whiteboard, students will have to correctly identify the titles of the headings, either films, music or books as a whole class exercise.
Follow on from task 4b) As students read the words in the organised categories, students will be asked what the words mean, if they can't answer, another student will be encouraged to help them. This will be done for all words that prove difficult in meaning and pronunciation.
Task 4b) Correctly sort the collection of film, music & book words into the right categories. Students will be given a selection of cut-out words and they must categorise them into either books / films / music words. Students will then swap answers and read each others Follow on from task 4b) As students read the words in the organised categories, students will be asked what the words mean, if they can't answer, another student will be encouraged to help them. This will be done for all words that prove difficult in meaning and pronunciation.
What's your favourite film / book / music? Why do you like it? What type / genre of music / film / book is it? Students are asked to stand up, walk around and ask each other questions (written on the previous handout) (answers are not provided) Students will ask each other questions and make up their own answers. This will be the final task of the lesson, the answers are a free practise, while the questions are semi-controlled to guide them into making longer answers with more detail.