Hatsuna Yasuda Hatsuna Yasuda

Fact or Fiction (TP1-Group D)-Intermediate
Intermediate level


This lesson will focus on a review of lexis from the previous lessons and get Ss to have opportunity to use the lexis and some useful language.


Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency in the context of describing, recommending and evaluating films or books.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in listening for gist and detail. To provide review/clarification and practice of functional phrases to describe books/films, and to provide freer practice in lexical phrases for evaluating and recommending.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Briefly check Ss' names & try to learn them. (Prepare the paper with their names on and fold into triangle (name tags). Give the paper name tags to students.) Ask Ss if they like reading books and watching TV shows and what kind of books or TV shows they usually read and watch. Show the images of books and TV shows, and HO 1. Ss in pairs predict what they think these are about and write down in the chart (TASK 1). Nominate 2 x Ss to share their predictions. General FB w/c

Initial Listening (5-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Before listening, highlight the questions in the handouts: Were your ideas correct?; Did the people like what they read or watched? Why? Why not? Ss listen to CD-1.5. and check their answers in pairs. Write their answers in handout (TASK 2) FB w/c If they need to listen one more time, play the recording again.

Productive Task (Semi-controlled practice) (4-4 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ask "Would you like to read these books or see the TV shows?" Ss work in pairs and discuss which one sounds the most interesting and why. Ss vote for the most interesting one in handout (TASK 3). FB w/c.

Detailed Listening / Useful Language (Controlled practice) (Semi-controlled practice) (8-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ask CCQs for "based on" to confirm Ss' understanding. Ss complete sentences in TASK 4 (ex 3a) with pairs. Get them to listen to the recording one more time to check the answers. Check the answers in w/c. Ss work on TASK 5 (ex 3b) in pairs. FB w/c

Productive Task (Freer practice) (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Post three categories of the target language: 1. About author/actor/actress; 2. About opinions; 3. About books and TV shows. Show Ss a strip of each phrase and let them choose the appropriate category from 1-3. Ask Ss to do TASK 6 (ex 4) and make notes individually. Encourage Ss to use the sentences as many as possible from TASK 4 (ex 3a). Monitor and help where needed. Ss in groups (3-4) introduce their choices of a book or a TV show (TASK 7 <ex 5>). Ss decide whose choice is the most interesting. Monitor and help where needed. While monitoring, list good sentence and errors. Take some general FB w/c---S in each group report summary to w/c.

Feedback and Error Correction (9-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

If time --- review good sentences and errors on the board. If time --- Ss do ex 6 in groups and then present to the class.

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