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Teaching Practice 6
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, learners will have learned productive skills for movie review through guided and freer practice base on a reading text which will help to contextualize specific chunks about movie reviews. The lesson starts with a lead-in where the teacher will describe a movie and learners have to guess which movie she's describing. Learners will then have an opportunity to personalize the topic by sharing some details about their favorite (or least favorite) movies and why they like or don't like the movie. The TL will then be presented through M(A)F for chunks, which is accompanied by a guided task for meaning clarification. Following the language presentation, the sample layout will then be presented through a written text, then a Jamboard activity for clarification. Learners will then have the opportunity to practice the language through a freer task of writing. Lastly, learners will each be given a check list, then placed in pairs, as they conduct peer reviews. The teacher, will then conduct a final OCFB and error corrections.


Abc Common movie review phrases
Abc Film Review Layout
Abc Movie Review

Main Aims

  • • At the end of the lesson, learners will have practiced writing skills while using chunks in the context of Movie Review.

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To practice reading for gist about layout and movie review. • To provide skills language for productive skills as students use TL chunks for writing about movie reviews..


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To engage learners and activate their previous knowledge of the topic area

- T will describe and write different scene of the movie Titanic, learners have to guess the movie. - Learners will then share the titles of their favorite movies and why they like them.

Sample Analysis - Language (3-5 minutes) • To cover M(A)F of target language in order to aid with the completion of productive task

Meaning: CCQs: In what context do we usually use these chunks/words? Movie context Are these chunks exclusively for describing movies? No Are there other chunks to describe movies? Yes This language is often used when describing movies or shows. Usually in the context of reviewing movies. Instruction: -Learners will receive a link in the chat to complete as a guided task for meaning. -*BEFORE SUBMITTING, Learners will share and discuss their answers with a partner in the chat. -T share answer key below for grading. -T clarify learners incorrect responses. 1. expertly directed by = the director did a great job 2. the story unfolded = as story of the movie progresses 3. stereotypical = most romantic movie stories are the same 4. absolutely remarkable = the actor did a good job 5. gave the part much personality = made her part interesting 6. highly recommend = you should see the movie 7. captivating = keeps your attention Appropriacy: CCQs: If I'm describing a movie to my sister, can I use this language? Yes. Instruction: Learners will be asked the CCQ above for appropracy. The appropriacy for this TL is neutral when used in the context of movie reviews. Form: CCQs: Can the chunks be separated? yes, when used in other context Can the verbs be conjugated? yes, they can Intructions: Learners will be provided with the chunks below. T will elicit responses for parts of speech from learners to complete the chunks. BE + expertly directed by + noun As/when + the story unfolded + subject BE + stereotypical + noun BE + absolutely remarkable Subject + gave the part much personality Subject + highly recommend + noun BE + captivating + noun Pronunciation: CCQ: Where is the stress in the underline phrases? It is expertly directed by Nick Cassavetes ˈɛkspərtli dəˈrɛktəd baɪ It is not another stereotypical chick-flick ˌstɛrioʊˈtɪpɪkəl Gosling’s performance was absolutely remarkable. ˌæbsəˈlutli rɪˈmɑrkəbəl ...who can appreciate a captivating love story ˈkæptɪˌveɪtɪŋ

Sample Analysis - Layout (3-5 minutes) • To provide learners the opportunity to productively respond to what they've learned in writing

-Instructions: - Learners will be sent two jamboards in the chat. - Learners will read the text below for gist about the layout of movie reviews Title: The Notebook – A captivating love story Introduction: This 2hrs long, romantic drama starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams was released in the summer of 2004, based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, with the same title. It’s rated PG13 and is expertly directed by Nick Cassavetes who has also directed many other notable movies, such as John Q. with Denzel Washington and My Sister’s Keeper with Cameron Diaz. This film has won various awards and has made over $100 million at the box office. I didn’t watch this film when it first came out, but with all the glowing reviews that surrounded it at the time, I had great expectations. Main Idea: In the opening scene there’s an older gentleman reading a book to an older lady. As he starts to read, the scene flashed to a time period in the 40’s where a group of teenagers were having fun at what looked like an outdoor fair. At this point it is not clear what the relationship between the two people is. However as the story unfolded, it became clear that it is not another stereotypical chick-flick. I thought Gosling’s performance was absolutely remarkable, while McAdams gave the part much personality as they take you on a wild romantic journey that will have you laughing, crying and reminiscing on your own love story. Conclusion: I highly recommend this film to anyone and everyone who can appreciate a captivating love story. I think it’s great for men, women. I especially think it’s great for couples to watch together. It is one of the few films that parents will not be embarrassed to watch with their teenagers. It can be a movie night for the whole family. -Learners will then be asked to match the correct information with correct sections of a movie review. -T will DEMO task - Once finished T provide and answer key and conducts OCFB

Writing (18-20 minutes) • To provide learners the opportunity to productively respond to what they've learned in writing

-Instructions: Think of a movie you really like or really don't like (maybe the one you mentioned at the beginning of the lesson). Write a 150 - 175 words review about the movie. -Each learner will be given a separate google doc to write their review -T demo -T will monitor each google form as learners write their review and assist as needed. -T will take helpful note in order to conduct a thorough final feedback and error correction

Feedback (8-10 minutes) • To provide learners with feedback and conduct error correction at the completion of the task.

- Each learners will be given a checklist - Learners will be placed in pairs in the breakout room and asked to share their screen with their partners - Learners will conduct peer review of each other writing - T will rotate from room to room to observe and monitor. - If necessary learners will change partners for a second round of peer review - Learners will return to main room for final OCFB - T conduct final OCFB

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