Zeynep Kesici Zeynep Kesici

Media Types Lesson
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice speaking for fluency in the context of media types. After a brief lead-in, students will be introduced certain pictures of different types of media. Students in pairs will discuss what kind of media element are presented on the WB and what are their characteristics. They will then be introduced some useful adjectives to describe the media types, and maintain their discussion by referring to them in their groups. The lesson will end with a board game, which will provide further speaking practice for students. If time, there will be an open discussion about a popular Turkish daytime show (the concept will be introduced by the teacher for those who do not know).


Abc Vocabulary for media types
Abc Vocabulary for useful adjectives

Main Aims

  • To provide speaking practice for fluency in several discussions in the context of media types.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of words related to media as well as adjectives useful for describing different media types in the context of media (clarification might also be needed for some of the vocabulary).


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

The teacher will introduce the topic through starting a discussion on TV and ask whether SS would like to be on TV and if they do, what would they like to do on TV. The teacher will aim to attract SS' attention to the topic and elicit some of the vocabulary that will be introduced in the following section.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reviewing certain vocabulary

The teacher will introduce certain media types through visuals and get students engaged more in the context. SS will work together on categorising the media types into two boxes, be it TV/radio or magazines/newspapers. SS will then discuss which of those kinds they like the most, which ones they dislike and why.

Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

SS will be introduced to some useful vocabulary to describe different types of media. They will continue practicing speaking by using those vocabulary. The teacher will provide help for students to clarify the meaning if any problem occur.

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

SS will play a board game in their groups. They will need to use most of the vocabulary that they will have practiced in the lesson. The game consists of missions such as 'talk one minute about your favourite film', 'talk for one minute about magazines aimed at women', 'list 10 famous cartoon characters in 30 seconds' and so on. This activity will provide further speaking practice for SS in the context of media.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

SS will be monitored during the board game and the teacher will provide a whole class feedback after the game, if there are major errors to be clarified.

Freer Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide further speaking practice for fluency

The teacher will introduce a popular daytime show to students. The concept of the show will be clarified for those who don't know. SS will answer a few questions about the show with their partner and then have a whole class discussion on whether it should be on TV or not.

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