In the Media
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about different types of programmes in the media. in the context of Media
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about extracts from TV/radio programmes. in the context of Media
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
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.
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.
SS listen to extracts from programmes and decide where they are taken from. Peer check. WC feedback.
SS read questions then listen to text to answer them. Peer check. WC feedback.
SS discuss the questions in the previous activity.
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.