Seda Akdeniz Seda Akdeniz

Lives and legend / A ghostwriter interview
Intermediate level


In this lesson Ss will practice their speaking and listening skills. First, Ss will be introduced to the name of the unit, then they'll learn a new word which is going to set up the context of the lesson.They'll practice speaking by discussing and listening in further activities.


Abc Course Book

Main Aims

  • To practice speaking and listening in the context of a ghostwriter interview

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and extend vocabulary for further exercises.


Introduction (2-4 minutes) • To introduce and get the Ss ready for a new Unit

I'll write three definitions on WB before the lesson, when it starts I'll ask them to read. After that I'll ask for a correct definition of Legend. To clarify the meaning I'll show pictures.

A new word (6-8 minutes) • To extend vocabulary

I'll show some examples of biographies. After that I'll ask if they know who is writing for the people. Then they'll listen and match the word with a correct definition.

Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To discuss for a ghostwriter in pairs

Ss'll work in pairs and discuss about what sort of people use a ghostwriter and why. I 'll give an example at that moment. After that they'll discuss about advantages and disadvantages of being a ghostwriter. Then I'll give some of the books to ask for the most interesting and let them discuss.

Listen for correct explanation (4-5 minutes) • To listen for a specific information and get the correct explanation

I'll give them explanations for the second part of the interview.First, They'll read the explanations,then they'll match with the correct explanation.

Vocabulary and listening (8-10 minutes) • To listen for further information with new words

Before listening the last part, they'll work in pairs to match four words with their definitions so that they'll easily do ex.3. I'll give the definition sheets, Then I'll write the new words on WB one by one and ask them to match with the correct definition. They will be in pairs.

Discuss (7-8 minutes) • To let them discuss and get feedback of the context

In pairs, they'll discuss about being a ghostwriter. After that I'll encourage one or two pairs to tell the class the reasons of their answer.

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