Souheil Kabtni Souheil Kabtni

Media lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the different types of programmes in the context of “media”. The lesson starts with deciding which type of programme can be found on TV or on radio. Then, there is an exposition of pictures of different means of general communication in society. This is followed by an explanation of the vocabulary and two listening exercises where students listen and answer questions related to the theme “media”. Finally, the students can discuss their preferences about the types of programmes they follow.


Abc T9.2
Abc PowerPoint file
Abc Handouts
Abc Answer Keys
Abc Projector
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Pictures of different types of media
Abc Computer
Abc New English Intermediate Student's book p 60.

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, ss will have practised speaking and listening for specefic information in the context of students learning about the different types of programmes in the context of “media”.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise speaking about different types of programmes and their preferences.
  • To provide clarification for words mentioned either in the tasks of the book or in the recording.


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

Ss Look at the pictures Ask ss to guess names of the different means of media. Try to elicit the word "media" from them gradually. Try to elicit the words "TV" and "radio" which were not among the pictures shown. Tell ss to look at the different types of programmes and decide which ones are for TV, radio or both (pair work) Ask students to discuss which popular prorammes they know in Tunisia.

Pre-/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the recording and make it accessible

Pre-teach the following words: "buzzer" (eliciting through audio) "injured" (eliciting through miming) "a broken down car" (eliciting through video) "to propose (marriage)" (eliciting through a picture) Practise the pronunciation of the words with ss.

While-Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

Ask ss to listen to five short extracts from different types of radio or TV programme. They have to decide what type of programme is each from and whether the programme is on TV, radio or both.

While-Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Tell ss to listen to the same recording and answer the questions. (pair work) ANSWER KEY on the board.

Post-Listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the recording and expand on what they've learned

Ask ss to discuss questions. (pair work)

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