Omer Omer

Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn how to make suggestions in the context of movies.


Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of movies.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide reading practice using a text about films from around the world in the context of movies


Lead-in and Warmer (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask Ss what their favourite movie is. Give the handout. Play the film extracts on recording to establish what kind of film it is. Ss work in pairs. Ask for examples of films to make the meaning clear. Ask what kind of films they like or don't like and why.

Exposure (10-12 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading.

Show Ss the cinema programme, ask Ss where they might see it. Ss read the programme quickly to see what kind of film is on each day and write their answers in groups. They shouldn't try to understand every word at this stage. Time limit: 3 minutes. Groups compare each others' answers. In the second step, Ss read the paragraph again and find films to match questions 1-5. Ss discuss the answers together.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Look at the picture and ask; What are Jon and Mia looking at? Why? In pairs, Ss read the conversation and fill in the blanks using the phrases. First, check the answers in pairs and then they listen to the answers.

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To highlight the useful phrases that the students will be using in the next activities

Ss see the groups headings on the board and match the given phrases to the headings. They write them on the handout as well. They can add more if they want to.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss choose two films they'd like to see, and two they don't want to see. In pairs Ss make suggestions and try to choose a film to see together. Errors will be corrected about making suggestions. The sentences are expected to be accurate.Grammar errors are expected to be corrected by the peers but the pronunciation mistakes will be corrected by the teacher.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Get Ss to ask questions 1-4 to each other. Encourage Ss to ask further questions. Ask pairs what things they agreed about, and what things they disagreed about. The errors related to the target language will be corrected. The students are expected to be fluent as well, so the teacher will not interfere while they are on task but correct the errors after they finish.

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