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TP5 Waste
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson SS meet a film director Candida Brady who tells them about her famous documentary about the world being trashed.


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Abc CUT UP T/F ex.
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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about environmental problems in the context of waste

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of waste and trashing the world


Warmer/Lead-in: Trashed (Official trailer) (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

SS watch the movie trailer and answer the Qs: WHAT KIND OF MOVIE IS THIS? WHAT IS IT ABOUT? SS watch the trailer again and answer Qs: 1. WHO IS JEREMY IRONS? 2. WHO IS VANGELIS? 3. WHAT DID THEY DO FOR THE MOVIE?

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T writes a list of words (see below) on the WB and asks SS to explain the connection between them. WASTE RUBBISH GARBAGE REFUSE DUMP TRASH INCENERATOR ISSUE SS discuss in pairs. Then WCF.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

SS listen to the interview with film director (P.1) and decide if the statements given are true or false. SS listen for the second time to check their answers and to find out why F sentences are false. PW to check the answers. WCF.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

SS are divided into 2 groups (A and B). They are given sheets with questions from the the second (St. A) and third (St. B) parts of the interview. They are going to listen to their parts in different classrooms. While listening to Candida's answers, they are supposed to make as many notes as possible. They listen the interviews twice, after which a short group discussion follows. (8 m)

Role-play (8-10 minutes) • To provide SS with FB on listening

When group B comes back, SS are paired A+B. Now they get each other's Qs from the previous task. 1. St A is CANDIDA. St B is a journalist. St B asks Qs, St A answers (they can use their notes) in full sentences. St B writes down St A's answers in full sentences. 2. SS swap their roles.

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

SS discuss Qs in pairs, then with the whole class. Qs: What should be done to the trash we produce? What do you do with you trash? Do you think you should change something in your habits regarding waste?

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