After that she will ask them to provide adjectives that may describe the film (adjectivesthey know)Good, exciting, boring, etc (so as to give their opinions just through adjectives)When they are finished she will tell her students to listen to a conversation betweenChristine and Malcolm talking about the film Notting Hill.
Global task (3’)
Students listen to the dialogue and tell if both of them enjoyed the film or not.
Students listen to the dialogue again and complete the ‘Function file’ with some words given.
Isolation of the teaching point (5’)
Once the file is checked the teacher will ask them to underline from there theexpression that both speakers used and ask them what tense is used to expressopinions about films? Once the students say ‘the simple past she ask them to classifythem into positive and negative opinions The teacher elicits the meaning of the different expressions. She will also provide withexamples and ask students for them.After that, students will pay attention to some words ‘modifiers’ that go together withadjectives and the teacher will ask them which of the followings emphasise adjectivesand which reduce their effect?
Not very, quite, very, a bit, really, incredibly, rather
They will use words from the Function File ‘Expressing opinions about films’ and somemodifiers to write 5 opinions about films and film stars. Once that is done they willwork in pairs and share their opinions about a film. Students will look for differences intheir opinions (As they will discuss them in pairs it would be good that both studentsdiscuss about a film they both had seen)(3’)In the book students are asked to choose a film they have seen recently and to use thefollowing question cues to write notes. (They are going to take Notting Hill as anexample) Now the have to do the same but with the film they choose.
Amazing, loved, true, brilliant, the point, fantastic, so, funny, part,scene, silly, special,
What film/seen recently?Film:‘Notting Hill’ (a romantic comedy)What /about? A film star who meets a shyEnglishmanWho/in it? Julia Roberts – brilliant, Hugh Grant – notvery good, Rhys Ifans – very funnyWhat/you think of it ? situation – funny,dialogues – excellent, music- very goodWhat/not so good? Plot- bit weak; Hugh GrantWhat/the best scene? Dinner scene