Елена Журавлёва Елена Журавлёва

Copy of FAME!
Upper-Intermediate level


This is a listening lesson based on fame


Main Aims

  • To provide detailed listening in the context of fame and paparazzi.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of vocabulary based on listening and to help students speak fluently in a conversational style.


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

We will talk celebs, celeb sightings, the life of celebrities, and how we feel about famous people in general. Ask students to think of some of their favorite celebrities. Who are they? What do you know about them? Why do you like them? Discuss as a class.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To further introduce the theme and prepare students for the listening.

After the warm-up, I will ask them another question or two to keep them talking. They will discuss with a partner more about their favorite celebrities and some about how they perceive their private lives. While they are discussing this I will walk around the room with a camera pointed at their face. We will then discuss how they felt, and how celebrities might feel. I will post various photos of paparazzi and celebrities around the room. Students should choose a photo and discuss it.

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

In this section I will pre-teach vocabulary that will come up in the text. Students will complete a worksheet in which they match the vocabulary and whatever they struggle with we will learn.

Productive Task- Listening for Gist and for Detail (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

I will distribute a worksheet and have them fold it in half. The first time we listen they will answer the top questions only. Then we will listen again and they will complete the bottom section of the worksheet fill-in-the-blank. Perhaps students will need to listen a third time.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Students will discuss their answers to part two in pairs. Then they will switch partners and discuss again. I will monitor and provide feedback based on their responses.

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