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TP6 Movie Review
Upper Intermediate (B2) level


In this lesson, students will learn and get to practice writing a movie review


Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of writing a short review of a film they have seen

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist practice for reading a text in the context of movie reviews


Warmer/Lead-in (4-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T welcomes class introduces himself to new students if they are there. T tells Ss he is going to play a movie trailer T plays movie trailer for the movie Arrival After trailer ends, T asks Ss to discuss together if Arrival is a movie they have seen or would be interested in seeing for 1 min T asks Ss what they answered

Gist Task (4-4 minutes) • Get Ss exposed to both the content and language that will be necessary for the main writing task

T sets task for Ss T tells Ss that as they read, they will be answering the question, "Is this review positive or negative?" T shows Ss the question on the screen T lets Ss read review quickly After they finish, T has Ss discuss together what they think the answer is. T brings class back together and asks Ss what they thought

Model (5-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading and discussion with partners

T shows Ss 4 different sections of the movie review T has Ss read each section statement individually T has Ss discuss what order they think the sections go in for 2-3 min with partners. T lets Ss use the gist task movie review to put the sections into order T goes over answers with class

Useful Language (6-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T starts covering MAF T has Ss work in partners to complete meaning guided discovery activity T brings Ss together after 1-2 min to go over answers T covers form for 3 different examples T elicits form from Ss by asking FCQs (Which part of this sentence is fixed?) T goes to next slide asking if Ss think movie reviews are written with informal, neutral, or formal language T then covers 3 examples of less formal phrases used to describe movies compared to the phrases in the actual movie review

Preparation Stage (2-3 minutes) • To introduce the main productive task and to help students get prepared

T explains that Ss will be writing their own movie reviews T asks Ss to think of the movie they would like to write a review on T explains that they can write a review on a movie they have seen recently, or a movie they enjoy T has tells Ss that the first thing they can do when they start is to look up general information on the movie T explains the activity showing Ss where they will write their movie reviews (google docs) and also shows them how they can refer to the guidelines T tells Ss they will have 10-15 min (This depends on how much time there is left in the class, ideally Ss will have 15 min) to write their reviews

Productive Task (Writing) (15-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice writing skills in the context of a movie review

Ss work individually on movie review task T monitors Ss work on google docs T notes down content and grammatical mistakes T is available if Ss have any specific questions If Ss need several more minutes, T can either shorten or skip peer check

Feedback and Error Correction (9-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ss finish writing assignment T pairs Ss up and has them read their partners reviews T instructs Ss to make comments on peers' reviews if they see errors After 4-5 min, T does error correction with the class T gives feedback on content and does error correction for remaining time

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