In the Media
Intermediate level


In this lesson SS will practise their listening and speaking skills to talk about different programmes in the media and give their opinions.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about different types of programmes in the media. in the context of Media

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about extracts from TV/radio programmes. in the context of Media


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

Relate the context to previous lesson about how people spend their time. Talk about TV. Mingle: SS talk about favourite types of TV programmes. SS are divided into two groups on the basis of their interests. Each group plays a game to write Media on the W/B.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

SS remain in groups, return to their desks and come up with as many types of programmes as they can and categorise them (TV/ radio or both). If they are not prductive, they are given slips of paper with types of programmes to classify.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

SS listen to extracts from programmes and decide where they are taken from. Peer check. WC feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

SS read questions then listen to text to answer them. Peer check. WC feedback.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

SS discuss the questions in the previous activity.

Post-Reading# 2 Taboo • Provide SS with the possibility to further practise talking about types of programmes in the media.

SS take turns to describe a type of programme, the others have to guess what it is. Depending on time left, this can played either in groups or as a whole class.

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