Mahmoud Zaki Mahmoud Zaki

Talking About Something You Read, Watched or Attended
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will learn how to do a review of a film they watched, a book they read or a concert they attended and to present their reviews to the class.


Abc Material

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversations in the context of giving a review of something read, watched or event attended

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of the vocabulary items a musical, a classic concert, novels, the ballet, rock concern,costumes, lyrics, special effects in the context of liessure activities
  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about reviews in the context of a book read, a film watched or a concert attended


Introduction (1-2 minutes) • check Rapport

Ss name the second person to them then the third person to them.

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

Ss watch pictures on P. 66 and 67 and match them to vocabulary items in the box. Ss check in pairs then at class level.

Listening Task (10-15 minutes) • Ss practise listening to speeches for some details.

Ss match vocabulary items to examples: a musical, a classical concert, a rock concert, a play costumes lyrics, T elicits the context of the listening. Ss read the questions before they start listening. Ss listen and fill in a table with the answers. Ss check in pairs. T provides Ss with correct answers on the projects and the tape script for further reference

Semi-controlled Practice (personalization of context) (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice.

T gives clear instructions. Ss read directions on P. 67 Ex. 1 and take their time to prepare their reviews. T gives ICQs to make sure the task is clear In groups, Ss share their reviews. Ss who do not have experiences to review are identified to speak about other Ss in their groups.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Individual Ss are asked to tell the class about reviews of other Ss in their groups that they liked.

Follow up/ Language Analysis (2-3 minutes) • to wrap up the lesson and give delayed error correction

T lists the errors he monitored during the free practice and elicits Ss correction. T must avoid naming these examples. T should include one or two examples of good language and praise names of the Ss.

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