Books and films
Upper-Intermediate, B2 level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of books and films
To provide gist reading practice using a text about the the films` synopsis in the context of cinema
To provide clarification and practice of the words describing books and films in the context of stories
Procedure (42-54 minutes)
Demonstrate the video and make Ss guess the genre. Announce the topic
Give Ss 3 minutes to form the questions in pairs. Make Ss listen the answers. Check understanding of "starred", "frustrating", "put down", "to be hooked". Drill "psychological" and "psychiatrist". Get Ss brainstorm other questions to be asked (ex.2).
Get Ss match the titles with the synopses individually. Make them compare answers in groups. Distribute the answer key.
Split Ss into 3 groups. Make them find the answers. Assign questions to groups, make 1 representative write the answer on the board.
Show the names of popular series and films on the board to give Ss some ideas. Make Ss work in pairs by asking each other the questions from ex.1 about the film they have recently watched.
Correct mistakes collected while monitoring