Rana Metwally Rana Metwally

Lesson Plan Assignment 1


Introducing the art of filmography through skimming and scanning


Abc The Matrix

Main Aims

  • To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about the matrix in the context of modern day society

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about critics articles in the context of the film and society


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

Ask the students "Name your favourite film" in pairs make them discuss and come up with the likes and dislikes of these films. Personalize: say that your favourite film is "The Matrix"

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

. show three scenes from the film (the pill scene, the matrix scene and the oracle scene) watch x2. Provide a printed copy of the script for the students. . first time, make them watch the scenes with no context, to explore the topic . second time, make them highlight the words that they do not know.

Task #2 (8-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- Distribute out a copy of the article and assign the students to skim the reading for subheadings and main points that relates to modern day society. - Break the students into groups of three and let them work together on this task.

Planning (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to plan students' reports

Moderate the students while they work in groups; provide assistant with new vocabulary words that might face them. Let them choose who would be presenting the points. (each group gives two main points)

Report (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

Let the groups present their points. Make the other groups provide feedback and complete what is missing from each groups presentations. Provide feedback by collecting all their points and presenting them in the correct order of the context.

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

Present the deeper meaning of the film in connection to modern day society, using the article in analyzing the scenes that they saw at the beginning on them session.

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Screen the final part of the film. Provide the students with a printed paragraph and let them highlight and identify the core meaning of the this scene individually.

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