mohammed sadek mohammed sadek

CELTA TP6 (Teacher E)
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about types of story in the context of English movies. The lesson starts with showing the students pictures of popular English movies. This is followed by a task in which the students match the pictures of the movies with their types. This is followed by a task in which they decide which description of stories is suitable to the types of story. After that, clarification of the meaning, form and pronunciation is provided. Finally, there is some controlled practice and freer practice on the target language followed by language/content feedback.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of vocabulary related to types of story in the context of describing English movies

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking about favourite movies


Warmer/Lead-in (6-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Focus the students' attention on the photos and ask if they recognize any of the stories and get the students' responses. Tell the SS the names of stories they don't know. (The stories are: Gone with the Wind, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and Theseus and the Minotaur.) (Look at the photos in the paper, Which story do you know?) - Ask the students to match the photos to categories in pairs (2 minutes) . Tell the students that each story may fit more than on category. Swap the handout of each pair, then provide the answer key. - Ask the SS to discuss in pairs which type of story they like and dislike. (2 minutes) - Round off by finding out which types of story are the most and least popular in the class.

Test #1 (6-7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

- In pairs, ask the students to decide what type of story would fit each description in Ex. 2a. (3 minutes) - After that, Ask them decide which description is positive, negative or either. (2 minutes) - Swap each pairs's handout with another, then pass out the model answer. - Monitor the students carefully to find out which words are difficult for them.

Teach (8-9 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

- In groups, show pictures of the types of story and ask the students to guess it. - illustrate the difference between myths and legends, science fiction and fantasy, and fairy tales. - Drill the pronunciation of the words before writing them on the board. Ask the students about the stress and the part of speech of each word. - Write the related words to each type

Test #2 (6-7 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

- Tell the SS that some people were asked about what book they are going to take on holiday this year. - Ask the SS to answer Ex.1 in the workbook by completing what the people said using the words they studied in the students' book p.102. - Ask the SS to check in pairs. - Hand the SS the answer key.

Free practice (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- In groups, ask the students to tell each other about their favourite book or film; what is the type of it; and why he liked it. - Start with yourself as a model. - Monitor the students carefully.

Feedback (3-4 minutes) • To praise good use of TL & To correct errors in TL use

- Ask the students if they found someone who liked the same film or book. - Discuss with the SS their favourite films/books. - Write the notes on the board. Praise the good use of vocabulary. Elicit the correction of errors (don't refer to the student).

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