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Liceul Teoretic “Jean Louis Calderon”

Catedra de Limbi Moderne

Lesson Plan

Form: X E, upper-intermediate
Date: 5th March, 2010;
Unit: “The Moving Image”
Title: „Hollywood”;
Type: lesson of integrated skills
Teacher: Corina Marcu

Language Objectives: by the end of the class the students will have:

1) talked about the theme of the unit: the media, in particular TV and cinema;
2) identified some modern day films;
3) practised listening for detailed comprehension;
4) developed their understanding of what multiple-choice questions might test in a short

Aim: - to make students aware of the types of text that may be found in Paper 1 Part 2
Cambridge type exam.

Aids: TV set, posters, cassette, cassette player, worksheets

Class procedure

Time Lesson stage T’s activity Students’ activity Aim Technique Aids Observation

5’ Greeting & T. greets the students, Answer T’s greetings. Read homework, -to revise and Reading/ Students’
homework checks homework. correct if necessary reinforce previous checking notebooks
checking. knowledge;
2’ Focus on. T. announces the Listen. -to attract Speaking/
topic, title and students’attention exposing
objectives of the class. on the lesson;
8’ Speaking Gives quotation In groups of 4 students read and decide -to focus on the Discussion Quotation
Group work papers and explains what the common theme that links them is. theme of the lesson Expressing sheets
task Answer the question: opinion
Gives instructions ‘What do you think has been the greatest lockstep
advance in media in the last ten years?’
15’ Pre-listening Shows film posters Look at the film advertisements and the -to acquire Picture Posters
Film trailers and asks questions. short film trailers and answer T’s questions: information about exploitation,
watching Plays the DVD player ‘Have you seen these films?’ films and cinema Video watching
‘Do you know anything about them?’
‘Which do you think were made in
‘What features can you expect to find in a
typical Hollywood film?’

Pre-teach vocabulary Listen and check understanding -to focus ss’ Vocabulary Worksheets
Explains task Read the multiple-choice questions on the attention on new presentation
worksheets words/ the reading
10’ While listening Explains task Listen to an extract from a radio interview -to develop Worksheets
with the film critic Dan Sheldon. listening for
Chose the correct answer (A, B, C or D) detailed
Check with a partner. Check with the whole comprehension
5’ Post listening Gives explanations Discuss the questions: Open class
‘Can you think of a film you have enjoyed -to develop discussion
recently that was not made in the USA?’ confidence in
‘How important is the film industry in expressing opinion
‘What kind of films are produced here?’

5’ Class feedback Asks some students to Appointed students revise the things they -to consolidate Class discussion
revise the lesson steps have done, the skills they have developed information form Lesson
performed during the and the degree these were achieved. the lesson evaluation
lesson and check
objective completion

Setting Explains task Listen and write down -to consolidate Write an essay:
homework knowledge Outstanding
Productions of
The Romanian

You will hear an extract from a radio programme in which a film critic, Dan Sheldon, is interviewed
about Hollywood and the part it has played in the film industry. Before you listen, read the multiple-
choice questions below:

1. After the early French documentaries, film-makers became interested in

A illusion and reality.

B the effect of movement.
C adapting stories for film.
D manipulating plot.

2. The use of mass production techniques in films led to

A further technological developments.

B th2 establishment of Hollywood.
C the rise of studio system.
D the development of specialist genres.

3. The speaker says colour was different from sound because

A its impact on film-making was more gradual.

B it was not accepted by some film enthusiasts.
C its arrival was associated with a particular film.
D it was more technologically complex.

4. According to the speaker, what stopped the decline in Hollywood films?

A the development of cheaper means of production.

B the introduction of new genres.
C the identification of younger audience.
D the rise of video.

5. The speaker suggests that in the future

A film stars will be less remote.

B the viewer will be more directly involved.
C there will be more film ‘packages’.
D new films genres will develop.


Listen and choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.