Fame and Fortune
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification of words and phrases used in the contexts of the Rich and Famous
To practice using new language related to Fame and Fortune
Procedure (47-60 minutes)
The teacher will talk about his preferences of wanting to be secretly fortunate and not famous. The teacher will highlight reasons why people would want to be both, or just famous. Teacher will highlight some positives and negatives of Fame and Fortune.
Students will be given an HO exercise to match the main language in this lesson with its definition. Students will peer check and answers will be shared as a WC, students will be asked to provide example or to elaborate on the word/phrase in question
-Teacher will read a story using the some of the language. T will provide five photos of Famous people to match the story with. Students will write down their answers. WC discussion will ensue for students to explain their reasons. -In groups of threes, students will have to come up with a story. Each person in the group will be responsible for a specific time in the Famous person's life (e.g. early career, mid-career, full stardom/decline). Each student must use 5 words to complete their share. Each group will share their story in order.
-Students will complete Ex. 2a, peer check, and listen to audio to check as a WC. -In small groups, students will sit in a circle and talk the positives and the negatives they were able to derive from Ex. 2a. Students will share what they were able to generate with the WC.
-Students will do exercise 3a. (Work in pairs to create roleplay between A (a journalist) and B (a celebrity) wherein one asks questions to gather details about the celebrity and the celebrity responds with details about their lives. Students are to use vocab/phrases from Ex. 2a. -If time permits, students will act their interview (i.e. 3b) and have WC discussion pertaining to what they've learned about Fame and Fortune.