Jesús Amador Jesús Amador

Pre-intermediate level


This lesson will provide students with an opportunity to use functional language to express their points of view and respond to opinions.


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Main Aims

  • To listen and respond to opinions in the context of privacy in social media usage.

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To give Ss the opportunity to discover the MFP of new lexical items.
  • To enable students to use expressions to respond to opinions in the productive task.


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

T uses jamboard to provide students with some images. T provides students with a task based on the images. Some media experts say that privacy is dead. Read the definition of privacy below, then discuss with a partner how the photos are connected to privacy. What is your opinion about the photos? How would you relate them to privacy? Privacy: /ˈpraɪvəsi/ Noun: The state of being alone and not watched or disturbed by other people: There is no privacy on Facebook. T conducts OCFB.

Text exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation and expose learners to the target Language.

T uses a recording to expose the language to be covered during the lesson. T Provides students with a link to google forms in order to listen and complete the listening task. Ss listen to a radio program about privacy. What does each person think about the question below? Put a tick in the correct place. Is privacy dead in our 21st-century world? Ss check their answers with a partner in breakout rooms. Ss share in brief what the interview was about. T conducts OCFB of this task.

Language Clarification (10-13 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T uses Jamboard to show the lexis in context and focus on MFP T Writes sentences from the interview, elicits meaning from students, and shows two pictures: a thumb up and a thumb down. T provides the phrases. Do you agree? 1. No, I'm afraid I disagree. Although you do see a lot more cameras around. 2. Yeah, that's a good point, all my friends keep in touch through Facebook. 3. I'm not sure about that, I think we live our lives online these days, but... 4. Yeah, that's right no one has much privacy these days. Expressions 1. I'm afraid I disagree: T asks students to classify the sentences by saying where to put them. T places the expressions under the picture. CCQs: Is the person scared or sorry to disagree? If the person disagrees, does the person share the same or different view about something? Form: Pronunciation: T models pronunciation and drills with students. Usually, as a whole group but it can also nominate a few students to say it aloud. Appropriacy: T elicits appropriacy from students, and highlights that intonation can make a phrase or expression sound impolite.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Instructions: Put the words in the correct order. T provides Ss with 4 scrambled sentences. Ss work with a partner in breakout rooms to unscramble the sentences. They can use the notebook to write down. Ss Swap roles to check answers with a new partner or exchange the answers in the main room. (in the case only three students are present) T conducts OCFB of the activity.

Freer Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Instruction: Read some comments and decide if you agree or disagree. Use the expression: I'm afraid I disagree. I'm not sure about that... Yeah, that's right. Yeah, that's a good point. 1. Only older people worry about loss of privacy. Young people are happy to share their lives with each other. 2. Social networks like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are destroying genuine social life. 3. People spend too much time online. They should spend more time with friends and family instead. Instruction: Use the chatbox to write a comment or opinion. Then write a response to a comment from a classmate. T monitors students and notes downs some mistakes to look at them in the next stage.

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