Emre Can Ciraci Emre Can Ciraci

World Culture - Addicted to Games - World View
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about how to take notes while following instructions in English through a listening activity based on a video about video games, and learn about how to write their own paragraphs through an exercise based on questions about addictions. The lesson starts with a worksheet, about video gaming addiction, in which the students fill in the blanks, in pairs, using the words given. This is followed by an exercise, about video games, in which the students watch three people talking about video games, tick the questions which each person answers, take notes about what each person says, and discuss in groups to answer questions by themselves. Finally, there is an exercise in which the students go online to research about one of the addictions mentioned, take notes about it, and write a paragraph using their notes.

Materials

Abc Whiteboard
Abc Blank Page
Abc Worksheet
Abc Video
Abc Cutting Edge Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of addiction.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of taking notes in the context of video gaming addiction.

Procedure

Warm Up (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The students will be given the worksheet on which there are twelve sentences. The students will fill in the blanks, in pairs, using the words given.

Exercise 4a (6-8 minutes) • To have the students listen to and follow dialogues in English

A blank page and a handout will be given to each pair. The students will watch the video in which three people talk about video games. The students will tick the questions which each person answers.

Exercise 4b (6-8 minutes) • To have the students take notes in English while listening

The teacher will play the video again. The students will take notes about what each person says and check their answers with the class.

Exercise 4c (4-6 minutes) • To have the students answer the questions with their own sentences

The students will discuss the questions, in groups, and answer. Any new words and phrases will be written on the whiteboard.

Exercise 5a (5-7 minutes) • To have the students share their opinions in English

The students will discuss, in groups, about the kinds of addictions mentioned in the exercise and share their opinions with the class.

Exercise 5b (8-12 minutes) • To have the students prepare to write a paragraph

The students will choose one of the addictions mentioned in the exercise 5a. In pairs, they will go online to research about it, take notes and answer the questions given in the exercise 5b.

Exercise 6 (8-12 minutes) • To have the students write their own paragraph

The students will write a paragraph, using the notes which they took in the exercise 5b, about the addiction they researched.

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