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Writing a film review
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson, students are writing a movie review. The lesson starts with a lead-in where the students write down their brainstorming ideas on Google slides about movies This is followed by a sample of a short written film review


Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of writing a film review (60-80 words).

Subsidiary Aims

  • to provide students the opportunitiesto discover and practice MFP of some useful expressins
  • to provide students with expressions they can use in their writing to express likes and dislikes.


lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students. also to activate previous knowledge of the topic area

T greets students and starts the lesson by. watching 3 minutes video to set a context T shows a picture to the students T writes down a question for students to answer in the context of Movies T lets students brainstorm their own ideas according to the question : What kind of movies do you like / dislike? T asks students to share ideas to the class. T tells the students that they are going to be on breakout room for 4 minutes to share their ideas about Movies T conducts OCFB. T praises the students for their big effort on sharing their ideas

Content Preparation (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the content of the task. in order to keep them on the right track of the lesson

T shows to the students a film review where they will find and discover the use and common expressions . T explains that It refers about a film review T gives students a reason for them to read the text: and use it as a guide to create their own T provides students a google slides where they will find a sample with guie lines to create a review T provides time for students to work on.it T asks ICQ’s to make sure they understood the text T conducts OCFB.

Language Preparation (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T Displays a list of useful language (phrases and expressions) related to expressing likes and dislikes I can’t stand horror movies Meaning used to say that you hate someone or something Form informal expression Pronunciation I can’t stand horror movies aɪ kænt stænd ˈhɔrər ˈmuviz CCQ's do you like horror movies? I am a fan of science fiction movie Meaning Someone who strongly likes, appreciates, supports Form Idiom Pronunciation I am a fan of science fiction movies aɪ æm ə fæn ʌv ˈsaɪəns ˈfɪkʃən ˈmuviz CCQ's do you like science fiction movies ? I am a keen movie fan Meaning having or showing enthusiasm Form adjective Pronunciation I am a keen movie fan aɪ æm ə kin ˈmuvi fæn CCQ's Are you a movie fan ? I am into comedy movies Meaning To be interested in something Form Verb Pronunciation I am into comedy movie aɪ æm ˈɪntu ˈkɑmədi ˈmuviz CCQ's do you like comedy movies ? T drills pronunciation of the expressions. (Practice sentence stress and intonation) . -T conducts a cotrolled practice to check if they have understood the target language congrats !! Now you are more than ready to move on to the next task.

Productive Task (15-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills through a writing activity

T explains students’ instructions for the writing task. write a film review about movies Use the prompts as a guide what is your favorite movie ? write a review about the movie . share information about movies Make sure you include the writing tips in your activity also remember you can use the expressions previously shown T provides allocated time for this task. 15 to 18 min T monitors and takes notes.

feedback (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of target language

- T conducts OCFB based on what was carried out in the productive task stage. -T writes the notes related to the language that was used inaccurately by learners. Then the teacher elicits pronunciation from students or reformulate the expressions, sentences, phrases, or words that requires improvement. - T highlights spelling and grammar errors.

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