Bianca Bianca

Upper - intermediate level


A lesson to give exposure to speaking skills in the context of films and plays.


Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of speaking (for fluency) about a film or play.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Increase students talking time as they share their thoughts and opinions about the topic.


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

Set the context for the topic by asking questions such as "what comes to your mind when you see these words", show students the phrases and images from a G-Slide. Tell students that today's topic is about films. Proceed to ask questions about the images displayed on the screen such as "What do you think about these movies? Have you seen any of them?. Ask students to write in the chatbox the genre of their favorite type of movie.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Tell students they will be listening to an audio, there are three people talking about a play they have just been to see. Ask students to pay attention because after the audio you will be asking some questions to check on their comprehension. Such as "Name of the play, its genre, did they enjoy it? why? why not?". After the audio is played students share their answers.

Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

For this stage, the teacher will be showing an example of their favorite movie, making emphasis on some of the phrases students will need to use later on in the production stage. For the MFP the words will be used in context. Memorable Family-friendly Disappointing Engrossed Predictable As you mention the words give synonyms or antonyms so students relate their meaning Family-friendly - Kid-friendly (or parental guidance) Memorable - Special Disappointing - Regrettable Engrossed - Captivating or interesting Predictable - Expected or anticipated Entertaining - Enjoyable After sharing your favorite movie with the words from above Show students a slide to drill pronunciation. The stressed words will be highlighted. Tell students all of the words displayed are adjectives. (Fart-fetched and Overrated will be added as they appeared on the audio they previously listened to, just in case they want to use those words for their freer practice)

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Show students a G-Slide and tell them they should think about their favorite movie or a tv show they recently saw. Explain the need to talk about the cast, main characters, the plot, good or bad performances, and the ending (if their classmates haven't seen that film or show they should not spoil it). Remind students they will need to include some of the vocabulary seen in the lesson. Tell students they have 1 min to choose a film or tv show, and another minute to search for some information in case they don't remember, such as the names of the cast. Tell students they will be sent to BORs to share their thoughts and opinions with their peers. They will have 15 to 20 min in total, and they will switch partners.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ask one or two students to share their thoughts on what they discussed in the BORs, such as What movie or tv show did they find interesting? Which one would they like to watch?. Give feedback and praise the good use of expressions, correct errors if needed.

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