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Fame and Fortune
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson students will be given the opportunity to practive their speaking skills by scripting their own dialogue in the context of fame and fortune. This activity is followed by another productive skill practice throug which students will practice the writing process focusing on the context of 'Fame' by writing a short paragraph about a celebrity of their choice.


Abc Projected Lead-in picture
Abc Projected Lead-in questions
Abc Pre-teach vocab HO
Abc Pre-teach vocab HO AK
Abc New Cutting Edge Up-Int. Course Book Mod. 8, pg 86
Abc New Cutting Edge Up-Int. Course Book Mod. 8, pg 87

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of fame and fortune

Subsidiary Aims

  • To devolop students' writing skills in the context of fame and fortune


Warmer/ Lead-in (4-7 minutes) • To engage students and generate their interest in the topic.

Focus Ss ' attention on the projected pictureof a celebrity being followed by a group a paprazzi. Ask students to describe the picture. Why is this person being followed? because she's a celebrity What do we call the people taking pictures of her? paparazzi Do they ask for permission before they take pictures? No Would you enjoy being followed round like this? Ask Ss to work in pairs and discuss the following questions that are projected on the wall. Following this practice Ss will give WC feedback about their partner rather than about themselves.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To unblock key lexis needed to help students understand the following activity.

Provide students with the matching practice. Students are required to match the expression to its meaning or definition individually. Students check their answers in pairs. Provide an answer key.

Useful language (7-10 minutes) • To clarify further the language that learners may find useful for completing the speaking task

Students work in groups on practice on Practice 2 page 86. The practice describes the rise and fall of a famous person. Ss have to work together and put the sentences into a logical order. Students have to run to other room and get the correct answers of this practice.

Speaking (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with fluency and provide with the opportunity to use the target language

Students work in pairs on practice 3 page 86. Students are required to prepare a role play between a celebrity ( Student A) and a journalist. Select some students to role play the dialogue as WC feedback.

Writing (10-13 minutes) • To provide learner with the opportunity to practice their written fluency in relation to the context of the lesson

Divide Ss into groups of four, they are required to choose a famous person whose life you know something about. Students have to write an imaginary or real account of his/her early life before becoming famous, and describe his/ life now that they're famous Prompt students to include phrases from the vocabulary on page 86 where appropriate. Whole class feedback.

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