Sarah Abdel Hady Sarah Abdel Hady

Speaking lesson (Media)
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will have been better able to express their opinions and giving reviews of what they've read, seen or listen to recently through "useful language" based on a listening practice about entertainment activities. The lesson starts with a survey to rank as a warm up activity, they'll notice language in the text box, discuss and compare their answers about the most and the least entertaining activities they like to do. This's followed by a listening task with a worksheet to fill in while listening to take notes for details mentioned in the listening tape/audio. Finally, there's a speaking task provided with a questions to answer through conversation, as I'll let Students to choose a topic from a survey to discuss in pairs with a clarification and highlighting the useful language prompts, they already hear on the tapescript. Students will be allowed 5 to 10 minutes as a preparation time to make notes of what they're going to say, then they'll start discussing their opinion and giving review about their chosen topic.


Abc Rank survey Handout1
Abc Table to fill in
Abc Power Point Presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Entertaining activities
  • To provide review and clarification of Entertainment activities in the context of Media
  • To provide clarification of language used for giving a review and expressing opinions in the context of Media

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about Review a book/CD/concert in the context of Entertaining activities


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

Draw students' attention by displaying the power point pictures and eliciting much information from them by asking, e.g. " which of these activities are you really interested in?" Start with activity (survey rank) to get them familiar with the topic. Students rate the survey individually, then compare their opinions.

Pre-teach (8-10 minutes) • Using pictures, check that students know the words in the box.

Elicit, concept check, drill and write any new vocabulary of the following: go to a musical go to a classical concert do to the ballet read novels go to see a play go to a rock concert listen to a music at home play computer games go to the cinema watch TV watch films on DVD Most of the vocabulary displayed on PPT

Listening task (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students listen to 3 speakers and make notes (provide them with a table to fill in) - pair check then provide tapescript as an answer key. Depending on time, students might discuss their notes with their partners or OC feedback. Presenting some of reviewing and opinion expressions they hear on the audio track and clarify the ambiguous words.

Set Speaking Task (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Have student choose something from survey that they'd like to talk about. provide them with the questions to answer and the "useful language" prompts which they can see "in action" on the tapescript, if they'd like to check it.

Preparation time (8-10 minutes) • Prepare what they're going to say

Allow 5 or more minutes for students to make notes and organize their discussion

Task • Productive task

In pairs, students tell each other about their chosen topic.

Content/Language Feedback • Correct their linguistic and content mistakes

After monitoring and observing their role-play and giving review discussions, try to correct their structure and linguistic errors autonomously on the board.

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