Randa Abdelhalim Randa Abdelhalim

Famous People
Elementary level


In this lesson Students will learn how to describe Famous People.


Abc Pictures - visual aids - Matching handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed information about famous people in the context of movies

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking about famous people in the context of Movies.
  • To provide product writing practice of a description of famous people in the context of Movies


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage students and generate interest.

" Hang man" as a warm up : - T explains the activity to Ss, " we have 4 words here , try to guess their letters before the man dies , If you guess the word letter I will draw a part of his body" - T keeps doing this until the Ss complete the words which are related to the lesson ( Movie - Act - Fan - Cinema ) Lead in : - T asks Ss " Who is your fav super star?" - T shows Ss some pictures for famous people. - T asks Ss to speak in pairs about them. - After Ss finish speaking, T asks them " What do they work? Do you like their job or not?"

Pre-Reading (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible for them.

T pre- teaches and elicits the meaning of the words (famous- quite- attractive - about) from the previous matching activity by asking Ss questions, " Is he tall or short? Is he ugly? How old is he? Is she fat? - T drills the pronunciation of the vocabulary and shows the stress. /ˈfeɪməs/ - /kwaɪt/ - /əˈbaʊt/ - /əˈtræktɪv/ - T writes the words on the board, shows the form ( adj - adv- preposition- adj) and to be a record for Ss.

While-Reading#1 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading tasks for the global understanding.

T gives Ss the text. T asks Ss to read quickly and try to guess who are they? T asks Ss " Who are these famous people? Do you know them?" Ss say their names or the T presents them.

While-Reading #2 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

T gives Ss some questions about the actor and the actress , who are they ? who has long hair? who has brown eyes? who is American? who is slim? Is she American or Spanish? Ss will read the text again for these specific information. Ss answers these questions. T asks Ss to check their answers in pairs. T asks just 2 or 3 of these questions to check Ss understanding.

Follow up activity (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to speak and expand on what they've learned

T explains the activity, " Each one of you will think of a famous person, write about him\her using these jobs to help you ( actor-actress-musician-singer-sportsman or woman),then come here and tell us about him\ her and the rest of you will ask and try to guess who is this? " T models with describing someone for Ss. Letting Ss ask questions, " Is he tall or short? Is she Egyptian?" then guess the name. T gives Ss 2 min to think and write. Ss will describe by turn.

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