Michelle Michelle

Loke Wei Lin Michelle TP 6
Upper-Intermediate level

Description

Students will learn and practice a product-based approach to writing a film review (Speak Out 2nd Edition Upper-Intermediate pg 118 by Pearson).

Materials

Main Aims

  • Students will learn and practise product-based approach to writing to review movies (Speak Out 2nd Edition Upper Intermediate pg 118 by Pearson).
  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for writing a review of movies.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide writing practice for real life situations (film review writing).

Procedure

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

The teacher will set a warm and welcoming tone and welcome students to the lesson. The teacher will play (Youtube video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAfR8omt-CY) to allow students an opportunity to watch a movie trailer of Midnight in Paris. The teacher aims to engage learners with visual and audio to activate their schemata and set the context of the class. The teacher will ask for students’ responses, “Would you watch this movie?” and “Why?” to get students to prepare for a more formal personal responses to movies in later tasks. Students can freely respond in a non-structure manner to encourage authentic responses and build rapport. Problem: The teacher predicts that several students may not have watched this film before, the video is to support the context in the Gist Task. Solution: Youtube video will show a trailer to get students to visualize the movie and activate schemata.

Layout Task (8-10 minutes) • Aim of task is provide opportunity for students to analyze and/or identify elements of layout that provide coherence and cohesion to writing a film review.

The teacher will use (TP 6: Midnight in Paris Google Form Link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgC2vCjBvuL-B9ck7hNaUMUwHVTRaFsvav05sMAnX_fqLdMw/viewform?usp=sf_link) to conduct the Layout Task. The teacher will put students in pairs/ groups in Zoom Breakout rooms to complete tasks. Questions: 1) Which paragraph introduces the film? /Paragraph 1 2) Which paragraph of the movie review discusses the plot summary? / Paragraph 2 3) What are the highlighted words in the movie review describing? / Complimenting the skill of the actor in his role as Gil 4) What is the main purpose of the movie review? (Check the box that applies) / Check all boxes 5) A well-written film review should have which features? (Check the box that applies) / Check all boxes The aim of the task is to provide an opportunity for students to analyze and/or identify elements of layout that provide coherence and cohesion to writing a film review. The teacher will conduct OCFB to gather responses from students.

Formulaic Language (10-10 minutes) • Aim of task is to provide students opportunity to analyze the text and identify relevant language conventions of writing a film review.

The teacher will use (TP 6 Expert group https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmzu7P-ZcM2ojXFBMBW1Cxy0eerOFe6zHQekGnIjis3c2q_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link) to present Formulaic Language. The teacher will pair/group students to discuss one MFA. Each group will be an expert group to share their presentation and responses to one MFA. The teacher will go through MFA slides on relevant language conventions needed to write a film review. The aim of the task is to provide students the opportunity to analyze the text and identify relevant language conventions of writing a film review. The teacher will conduct OCFB and go through the: 1) Skillfully directed by… Example: Midnight in Paris was skillfully directed by Woody Allen. It was an entertaining film. What does it mean? 1. Would I be making comments on the director of the film? 2. Am I praising someone? Form (e.g. noun, adjective, verb, pronoun...) 1. The word ‘skillfully’ is in which form? 2. When should you use the phrase ‘skillfully directed by’? 3. What would be an alternative (with a similar meaning/ effect) to the word ‘skillfully’? Select one of the options below. Why? • sensitively • harshly • convincingly 4. Give an example of how ‘skillfully directed by’ can be used in a sentence. 2) Convincingly acted by… Example: The role of Gil was very believable! It was convincingly acted by Owen Wilson. What does it mean? 1. Would I be forcing you to do something/ accept something? 2. Would you be angry to accept the situation? Form (e.g. noun, adjective, verb, pronoun...) 1. The word ‘convincingly’ is in which form? 2. When should you use the phrase ‘convincingly acted by’? 3. What would be an alternative (with a similar meaning/ effect) to the word ‘convincingly’? Select one of the options below. Why? • sensitively • harshly • skillfully 4. Give an example of how ‘convincingly acted by’ can be used in a sentence. 3) Overwhelmingly praised by … Example: Midnight in Paris was overwhelmingly praised by film critics that it was a wonderful and engaging movie. Shall we watch it? What does it mean? 1. Is this a good thing? 2. Would the film director be happy if this was said of his film? Form (e.g. noun, adjective, verb, pronoun...) 1. The word ‘overwhelmingly’ is in which form? 2. When should you use the phrase ‘overwhelming praised by’? 3. What would be an alternative (with a similar meaning/ effect) to the word ‘overwhelmingly’? Select one of the options below. Why? • sensitively • harshly • highly 4. Give an example of how ‘overwhelmingly praised by’ can be used in a sentence.

Controlled Practice (10-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher will use (TP 6: Controlled Writing Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtDpj4LelKHrTWrIe6eyGFPo0HKsRC-FUvTB7koPVzh5gsHA/viewform?usp=sf_link) to conduct guided writing. Students will complete Google Form in Zoom Break out rooms The teacher will conduct OCFB to gather responses from students. Read the table. Complete all questions. You will not need to submit your responses but keep your answers for feedback. Question 1: Fill in the blanks and complete the film review Paragraph 1: Midnight in Paris is set in Paris and _____________ Owen Wilson as Gil, and Rachel McAdams as Inez, his beautiful fiancée. Paragraph 2 Gil is on holiday in Paris with Inez and her wealthy parent. He is supposed to be in ___________ with his girlfriend however, his love affair really seems to be with Paris in the springtime. One evening while wandering around the city, he gets lost and the clock strikes ______________ an old Peugeot car pulls up. Inside the car are a group of party-goers who are dressed in 1920s clothes and who invite him to join them. They go to a party where Gil realizes he has been transported back to the 1920s, a period which he loves. We see him meeting some of his intellectual and artistic heroes from that time and falling in love with Adriana, Picasso’s mistresses. Meanwhile, in the present, Gil’s bride-to-be and her parents become more and more annoyed and suspicious about his nightly disappearances. Eventually Gil realizes Inez is not right for him and breaks up with her. He decides to stay and live in his beloved Paris. Paragraph 3: As Gil, Owen Wilson is ______________ in his enthusiasm and love of Paris in the Past. However, for me, it is the _____________ of Adriana, acted by Marion Cotillard, who is the most ________________ of all. Paragraph 4: Midnight in Paris is a light, ____________________ film which I’d thoroughly ______________. 2) If you could write a film review on any film, which film would you write a review on? 3)How would conduct research on your film to achieve additional information (to achieve 4 paragraphs) for your film review?

Freer Practice (6-7 minutes) • The aim of task is to create opportunity for student produce a similar text based on the sample for fluency purposes.

Students are to publish their responses on (TP 6 Padlet https://padlet.com/michellelokex/561i2wadqzpnelzm) You are to write a brief film review. Select a film that you have watched. You may conduct research on your film to achieve additional information. The aim of the task is to create an opportunity for students to produce a similar text based on the sample for fluency purposes. Paragraph 1: Introduce the film title / Introduce the characters which the actors play in the film ___________________ is set in _________________ and stars _____________________________ , and ______________________. Paragraph 2: The plot summary Paragraph 3: Any highlights of the film that you liked/ disliked? / Your favourite character in the film and why? As ___________________, _____________________________is ___________________________. The character of ___________________________ is ______________________. Paragraph 4: Conclusion/ Do you recommend the film? /What are your reasons for not/ recommending the film? ___________________________ is a _______________________ film which I’d __________________________. Problem: Teacher predicts some students may need help creating their film review Solution: The teacher has created an example with little guidance for students to refer to. Students will not be encouraged to use samples as it is a freer task. The teacher will stress on the importance of creativity. Problems: Not all students may not finish publishing their work. Solution: Teachers to consistently remind students of the time, hoping to assist their time management.

Publishing & Feedback (3-3 minutes) • To allow learners to share their text and get feedback on the contents and language of their written production

Students are to publish their responses on (TP 6 Padlet https://padlet.com/michellelokex/561i2wadqzpnelzm) during Freer Task. The teacher will conduct OCFB to gather responses from students. The teacher will get a peer evaluation on who has created the most convincing film review. The aim of the task is to allow learners to share their text and get feedback on the contents and language of their written production. The teacher will conduct DEC if any. Problem: The teacher predicts that students would have been reading their friend’s film reviews in the Freer Task. Solution: During this stage, a shorter time is needed to achieve student feedback. The teacher can get a peer evaluation in a shorter response time. Problem: The teacher will conduct DEC if any. The teacher predicts that DEC will be minimal because the writing task was guided throughout. Solution: Praise students for their good work and celebrate their products

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