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Entertainment lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice their speaking skill and will learn about how to review a piece of art (books, concerts, theatrical performance). The lesson starts with a discussion on the ss’ leisure activities. This is followed by a listening task where ss listen to some of the reviews by 3 people. Finally there are controlled and freer practices. During the former, the ss are provided with vocabulary boosters on cards that they ne to classify according to 3 categories (books, music and movies), whereas in the latter, the ss choose what they like to talk about from the lead using vocabulary items from the tapescript as well as from the vocabulary booster.


Abc Table to fill in
Abc Preparation for the Listening and Speaking
Abc Listening tapescript 6.5
Abc Projector
Abc white board
Abc Vocabulary boosters cards, background music, cards of adverbs of frequency, listening script

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, ss will have practiced speaking and listening about leisure activities in the context of giving opnions and reviewing artworks.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice aural recognition and pronunciation of difficult vocabulary items
  • To listen for specific information
  • To provide review and practice lexical set related to entertainment.


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

Provide the ss with a list of entertainment activities some from the course book (p 66) and add few more that ss might likely enjoy. Hang an A4 card with the adverbs of frequency "Never" on the right corner of the classroom and "Always" on the left corner of the classroom. Show the activities one by one and ask the ss to gather around the suitable adverb. Let them compare and discuss their opinions in groups. ask the ss if there is anybody who surprised them with his/her answer.

Pre-Listening (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Check the knowledge of the ss as to the vocabulary items provided. Pre-teach difficult words through pictures, miming and providing synonyms. Drill new and difficult words. Focus on the stress and put the new words in a sentence. Give the ss a list of vocabulay items to be classifed into three categories: Movies, Books and Music. Provide the key answers on the board.

While Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

SS listen to three people talking about something they have seen, read or listened to recently and ask them to make notes about the following: 1. What are they talking about? 2. Did they like it or not? Pair Check

While-Listening #2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Listen agin to the tapescript and ask the ss to answer the following questions 3. What were its strong points? 4. What were its weak points? Pair check Provide tapescript as an answer key

Post-Listening: Set Speaking task (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Have ss choose something from the activities they saw in the lead-in that they like to talk about. Provide them with the questions to answer and with the useful language prompts they previously saw either in the listening or in the pre-listening activity. allow 3 mins or more for ss to make notes and prepare what they are going to say. In pairs, ss tell each other about their activity. Ask the ss what is the most interesting activity your friend told you.

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