Shifaath Thoufeeque Shifaath Thoufeeque

My Favorite Film
Elementary Higher A level


In this lesson, learners will focus on one of the systems which are vocabulary and the skill of listening for gist and specific information. There will be a productive speaking activity, at the end of the lesson. The context of the lesson is based on films and how can we classify them into different genres. Students are familiar with this topic because they like watching films in their free time. Moreover, the cinema opened for the first time in Riyadh recently. In this session, students will listen and test their understanding of listening through listening to three people talk about a film. In this lesson, students will also do different activities. Apart from the lead in teacher will play a passive role and will monitor students for the errors and provide assistance. The output of the lesson will be speaking where students will be asked to talk with their partners about their favourite film.


Abc Handout 1 - Types of films worksheet
Abc handout 2- gist task
Abc Handout 3 - Specific information
Abc Cutouts - Matching Activity
Abc OHP - Presentation
Abc speaking practice - handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about my favourite film in the context of films
  • To provide vocabulary practice in the context of my favourite films.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of my favourite film.


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

-After greeting the students, T plays a hot seat game with the students to recycle a few new positive and negative adjectives learnt in the previous class. - T displays pictures of different types of films on the OHP and elicits from students the film names and their genres. - T presents 4 questions on OHP and asks students to answer them individually and then discuss with their partners. - T and students have open-class feedback about them. - T plays her favourite film video and asks SS about it. - T elicits from students the genre of the film.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary (8-15 minutes) • To check students prior knowledge of vocabulary and to clarify meaning of new vocabulary.

-T gives cut-outs of film genres and their meanings to each group. -T gives instructions and asks ICQ's. - T asks Ss to match the words with their meanings. - T presents the correct answers on the OHP. - SS self check the answers. - T distributes worksheet 1 to the students to complete alone. -T sets 5 mins for this task and asks students to do peer-check. -T does open class feedback. Pronunciation: T models and drills the new vocabulary. T elicits the syllables of the words from the students. T does Whole class > groups > individual drilling of the words. Open-class feedback

Listening for gist (2-5 minutes) • To provide students with an general idea of the listening audio.

-T gives handout 2 to the students and asks the students to read the questions/underline keywords. -T gives instructions and asks ICQ's. -T plays audio only once. -T asks students to check with their partners. -open/class feedback

Listening for specific information (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with a more specific listening task.

-T gives handout 3 to students and asks students to read and underline the keywords. - T asks students to work in pairs. -T plays audio twice - T asks students to check the answers in groups -feedback from OHP

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

-T gives colour sticks to students and reshuffles them based on colour. - T gives speaking conversation cards to the students and asks them to fill them individually. -T asks students to practice speaking with their partner from the speaking card. - Students practice real-life conversations based on the context. -T asks students to speak in front of the class, each pair takes 2 minutes. -T monitors and notes common errors

Delayed Error Correction (5-7 minutes)

T discusses most of the common errors and gives feedback

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