Lamia Lamia

Going to the movies
Common core level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary related to movies.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a listening tape about going to the movies.


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

Brainstorming activities. t asks Ss the following questions: - What did you do last weekend? - What is your favorite weekend / free time activity? - Who do you like doing these activities with?

Encounter (8-10 minutes) • To expose students to the new target language to realize they don't know something.

Ss do a vocab classifying exercise. Ss classify vocabulary items into 3 categories: Words they know, words they don't know and words that they are not sure about Ss listen to a listening tape about two people talking about what movies they want to watch.

Clarify (8-10 minutes) • To help the students distinguish the meaning and use of target language.

Ss play an online matching game to learn the meaning of the TL. Ss should match the pictures with their corresponding words. T splits the Ss into 4 groups (teams) with 1 team leader for each group. (The team leaders are in charge of using the computer's mouse and the other team members are supposed to discuss and help with finding the correct answers) T projects the online matching game. T sets the timer. The winner is the one that finishes first.

Remember (8-10 minutes) • To allow students to move the TL from their short-term memory to the long-term memory.

Ss play a second online game to allow their brains to store the new vocabulary items. Using the same groups and different team leaders, Ss play a crossword game where they have to read clues and definitions of the vocab words they've been previously exposed to and complete the cross puzzles with the correct vocab items.

Internalize (8-10 minutes) • To allow students to interact using the new TL and connect it with their own experience.

Ss will play a final online game.

Fluency (10-15 minutes) • To give students the opportunity to use the TL to communicate their ideas spontaneously.

Ss play a role play game. In pairs, one student picks a card with a movie genre and tries to convince his/her seat partner to go watch a movie of that type together. On the other hand, the second student should refuse the offer and try to convince the first student to go watch a different movie type of their choice. T monitors and makes sure the Ss are using the TL.

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