Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell

Tp 8
B1 level


In this lesson the student will develop their listening skills(listening for a general understanding and listening for details) with a text about Stephen Spielberg's interpreter. The student will also be able to develop their speaking skills by interviewing each other about their movie preferences.


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Main Aims

  • to enable Ss to develop their listening skills(listening for gist and specific details) with a text about Stephen Spielberg's interpreter

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give Ss practice speaking with an interview related to films


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

Put lead exercise on the wall write lead-in question on the board before class Ss work in 2 groups "Look at the pictures from some famous films. Have you seen these films before? What are they about? What do you think they have in common? In your groups answer these questions." Elicit FB Draw Ss attention to the last question, "What do they have in common?" Answer: Stephen Spielberg was the director of all of these movies. Highlight - Stephen Spielberg "He is an American film director. A director is the manager or boss of the film. He tells everyone what do and when to do it. He helps the actors. The camera men. Everybody. He even hires and fires people."

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

"Today we will listen to an interview about a woman that Stephen Spielberg hired to be his interpreter on one of his famous films. To you understand the interview we will look at some words that are used in the interview." Hand out ex1 Ss work in pairs or small groups "With a partner, Match the words in the box to the definitions." ICQ Are you going to match the words to the definitions? While Ss are working write the words on the W/B with the stress marked Handout answer key Ss check their answers How did you do? Good/So-So/Bad "Were there any words that were difficult for you?" Use CCQs to check understanding interpreter – n. a person whose job is to change what someone is saying into the words of another language When I go to the bank, sometimes I need a person to go with me to tell me in English what is being said in Turkish. Or to tell the banker in Turkish what I said in English. Is this person an interpreter? shoot (a film) – v. to use a camera to record a movie Does you use cameras to shoot a movie? Do you think you can shoot a movie with a cellphone camera? film set – n. the place where the action happens in a movie Is a film set a place? Is there action on a film set? extra – n. a person in a film who has a small unimportant part Extra are the extra people in ta film. They usually don’t have speaking parts. They are just there to make the movie seem real. Do extras have important or unimportant parts in a movie? Do extras normally talk in a movie? director – n. a person in charge of a movie or play Does a director tell people what to do? Is a director the boss of a movie? highlight pronunciation drilling stress Highlight shoot is a verb

Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks

Hand out ex 2 "Look at the pictures and answers the question with a partner." ICQ Are you going to look at the pictures? After you look at the pictures are you going to answer to the questions? "Now you will listen to an interview with Dogmara Walkowicz about how she met Stephen Spielberg. Listen and check your answers." Play recording 3.36 Elicit FB

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

"Now turn your papers over. Listen again and mark the sentences T if they are true and F if they are false." Play recording 3.36 Ask, "Do you want to listen to the recording again?" Play again if necessary Elicit WC Feedback *This section can be skipped if there are timing issues or extended by having the Ss talk to each other in pairs before eliciting FB "Would you like work on a famous movie? Maybe as an actor or a cameraman or an interpreter like Dagmara. Think about that question as you listen" play recording 3.37 Elicit FB

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Handout speaking ex "Read the questions. You have just listened to an interview. One person asked the questions and the other person answered them. Now you will interview each other. Take turns asking and answering the question about your favorite movies."(Model) ICQ Are you going to ask and answer the questions on the sheet? monitor for delayed error correction Elicit FB about speaking activity(use questions from their sheet to guide) *If there is still time review vocabulary from this lesson and previous lessons S comes to the front of the class on the W/B write a vocabulary word and the Ss describe the word to the S and the S guessing the word Word list interpreter director film set affectionate stubborn self-confident imaginative traffic fine hard-working ancient monuments tourist attraction give delayed error correction

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