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Video Lesson, News Blunders
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will watch a video for gist and detailed information in the context of news blunders. Students will first watch it for gist. They will match the problems with the blunders and then they will watch for detail and fill in the blanks in the given exercise. The lesson will continue with a speaking activity.


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Abc Exercise 2
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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about news report in the context of news blunders

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of news blunders.


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

Teacher ask students: "Do you watch the news? How do you describe a newscaster, serious or funny?" "Do you think they seem funny when make a mistake?" "Why do you think Tv viewers enjoy seeing newscasters and reporters making mistakes?" Teacher elicit the answer from students.

Pre-Teaching of Vocablary (8-10 minutes) • To elicit the students knowledge about some of the adjectives/ to pre-teach them and to prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher will give students a handout. There is a small reading text on it with some underlined words. There are definitions of the words on the same handout. Students will match them before watching the video. When they finish matching, students will check their answers with their pairs. The teacher drill some words and ask some CCQ to check students' understanding.

While listening-1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

-Tell student write numbers from 1 to 7 on a piece of paper. The students will watch the video for the first time and match the problems with the blunders. When they finish answering, they will check their answers with their pairs. Ask students if there is any blunder they don't understand. If they say yes, encourage their friends to explain them. Ask students: "Do you think those blunders are funny?" "Which one is the funniest?"

While listening-2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, listening tasks.

Before students watch the video again, ask them if they remember the answers. Then students will watch the video again and do the fill in the blanks activity. Ask their answers and give WCFB.

Post-Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

In this stage of the lesson, I will ask about Guy Goma ( the wrong guest in the interview). Imagine that Guy Goma has a conversation between his family members after that news. Work in pairs and create a dialog. Students will be divided into two: As and Bs. If there is an odd number of students there will be one C for another member of the family. Give WCFB and do error correction if necessary.

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