Laura Orozco Laura Orozco

Writing lesson plan
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson students will have the oportunity to practice their writing skills by creating a movie review for a professional website.


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Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a movie review in the context of creating an article for a website.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a movie review in the context of for a movie so bad it's good.


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

Open by welcoming the students and telling them we will be talking about movies and practicing to write a review for one. Ask them what makes a movie good or bad? What is the best bad movie they have seen? Group activity/discussion.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Tell the students they will read a review for a movie. Ask them CCQs about the reading. What movie is it about? Jumanji What kind of movie is it? Who are the main actors? Does the author think it's a good movie or a bad movie? Then, they analize the structure of the website and the article. There is an activity in the presentation for them to put the different parts where they correspond. In slide n.5.

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

There is an activity where the meaning of different adjectives used in the text is given. Then, they need to complete sentences with the proper adjective. The form is then analyzed: Passive voice. There is an activity to rewrite sentences to practice the structure.

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

The students are divided into groups. They have to select a good bad movie together and then write a technical information card on it. There is a peer review moment to check and continue to the second activity. On the second part, INDIVIDUALLY, students must write a review for the movie they chose. For feedback, members of their group read their review and discuss. 3 mins. As a second feedback, they can choose another review to read, from a different group.

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

Teacher feedback. Focus on praise and check what needs improving.

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