Maria Altamirano Maria Altamirano

upper-intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of writing a (short) review of a film / book they have seen / read

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will be able to write their own review


Lead-in (4 minutes) • To create interest in the topic

T will ask students if they have watched the movies she shared on the screen or if they have read the book. If one student has read/watched she will ask that student to share their opinion on it. INSTRUCTIONS: And what you think of the movie? Do you recommend it to your classmates?

Stage 1 (4 minutes) • Identify if the review is formal or informal

T will send students in break-out rooms to try and identify which paragraph is a formal or informal review. INSTRUCTIONS: In pairs read the reviews and identify the formal and informal ones. You have 4 minutes.

Feedback (5 minutes) • Check the answers

T will elicit students to share their answers. T will underline the factors that the student used to classify the reviews. INSTRUCTIONS: (name) please share your answers. CCQs: What helped you choose that paragraph as formal/informal?

Stage 2 (6 minutes) • identify the different sections (parts) of the review

T will send students in break-out rooms so they can identify the different parts of the review. They will work in a group using different goggle docs. INSTRUCTIONS: In groups please try and identify the different parts of the review. Each group has a different page to work on. You have 6 minutes.

Feedback (4 minutes) • Check the answers

INSTRUCTIONS: Team (- ) please share your answers.

Practice (10 minutes) • Students will be able to use the vocabulary they learned by writing their own review

INSTRUCTIONS: Now it's time for you guys to write your own review, you decide if it's a book, movie and if it's good or bad. You guys have 10 minutes. (name) page 1 (name) page 2 ...

Peer-check (6 minutes) • Create a safe space for students to share their answers and identify the parts of the review. check understanding

INSTRUCTIONS: Using the checklist please check your partner's review. You have 6 minutes.

Clarification (5 minutes) • Correct errors
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