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Lexis In the Media
Intermediate level


This lesson revolves around learning new vocabulary about media. The lesson starts with a small discussion as warm up with some pictures and give their opinions about TV, radio, TV in the past versus TV in these days, and their favourite shows. Then they will move to the following task which is matching; which includes words about media and its definitions.


Abc Audio CD
Abc Pictures
Abc Handout New Cutting Edge (Intermediate)
Abc Audio CD

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of Media lexis

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed and gist listening practice using a text about Media lexis


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Discussion about media. Aske the students about their favourite TV show, how often do they watch it, who loves radio and why, and what are the differences between TV in past days and these days. Then show them pictures about terrestrial TV and satellite TV and discuss the differences.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Give students a handout and ask them to do activity A which is matching words about the types of TV and radio programmes to its definitions. Students work individually then check in pairs. Then students check their answers when I display it on the projector.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ask students to divide programmes in task A according to which one they can find on TV radio or both.

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Give the students handout which includes one table divided into 4 groups to divide programmes in task A according to the student's country. The first group is about "there are many of these programmes" in your country, the second one "There aren't enough of these programmes", the third one "There are about the right number", and the last one "We haven't got this type in my country". Then students check in pairs. Then feedback with a discussion with examples if necessary.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students listen to the audio and get only the type of programmes. Then they will write it down. Then check in pairs. Then check the answers with the teacher and the whole class.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-9 minutes) • To concept check further.

Ask students to read the question in task C quickly. Then listen again to the same audio but for details this time and answer the questions. Students check their answers in pairs. Then get feedback by listening to the audio again.

Free Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask students to have a discussion about their favourite shows in groups and then get feedback with the whole class.

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