Natalia López Methods II

Plan N° 3
Level : Intermediate Number of students: 30 Age: 15 Book: Opportunities ‘Intermediate’ (Longman) Unit 6 ‘Films’ Assumed knowledge: Simple past, past continuous, present perfect, present simple, present continuous, kinds of films, travel, extreme sports, story genres, Aims: By the end of the lesson are going to be able to give their opinions about films - Topic Aims: talking about films, fitness and exercise. - Grammar Aims: The use of the simple past to express opinions about films - Communication Aims: sharing opinion about films. - Vocabulary Aims: to learn vocabulary related to different kinds of films. - Function Aims: Giving opinion about films - Skill Aims: learners speak about films


The teacher is going to greet her students. And after that they will play hangman so as to get the word


Once they get to the word the teacher will tell her students that today they are going to deal with ‘films’. After that, she will ask them to brainstorm about the different kinds of films they remember from unit 2. She will write them on the bb and add more kinds that were not presented in unit 2 (In case students can’t get the meaning of the new ones the teacher will mime them and explain them)


Once she writes them on the bb, she will tell her students that they are going to watch a video that contains previews of famous films and to make a list with the different kinds of films that appear in the video. Once they all have their own lists they will check it all together.

Teaching moment
Presentation Students are will be asked to look at the cinema information brochure that is in the book and to listen to a recorded message. Global task Students listen to the recorded message and tell the class what 3 films are mentioned Answers: First: Notting Hill Second: The Mummy Thirds: Mulan Specific task Students listen to the recorded message and complete the brochure Once they check the brochure the teacher will tell her students that they are going to watch a short preview of Notting hill, just for fun

After that she will ask them to provide adjectives that may describe the film (adjectives they 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 between Christine and Malcolm talking about the film Notting Hill. Global task Students listen to the dialogue and tell if both of them enjoyed the film or not. Specific task Students listen to the dialogue again and complete the ‘Function file’ with some words given. Amazing, loved, true, brilliant, the point, fantastic, so, funny, part, scene, silly, special, favourite, Clever, thought, quite.

Isolation of the teaching point
Once the file is checked the teacher will ask them to underline from there the expression that both speakers used and ask them what tense is used to express opinions about films? Once the students say ‘the simple past she ask them to classify them into positive and negative opinions The teacher elicits the meaning of the different expressions. She will also provide with examples and ask students for them. After that, students will pay attention to some words ‘modifiers’ that go together with adjectives and the teacher will ask them which of the followings emphasise adjectives and 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 some modifiers to write 5 opinions about films and film stars. Once that is done they will work in pairs and share their opinions about a film. Students will look for differences in their opinions (As they will discuss them in pairs it would be good that both students discuss about a film they both had seen) In the book students are asked to choose a film they have seen recently and to use the following question cues to write notes. What film/seen recently?Film: ‘Notting Hill’ (a romantic comedy) What /about? A film star who meets a shy Englishman Who/in it? Julia Roberts – brilliant, Hugh Grant – not very good, Rhys Ifans – very funny What/you think of it ? situation – funny, dialogues – excellent, music- very good What/not so good? Plot- bit weak; Hugh Grant What/the best scene? Dinner scene

In pairs, students will discuss their films (it would be good to ask them to discuss about a film they both had seen). They will use the questions cues and their notes. They will look for coincides in their opinions.

The class is divided into two groups, one member of one group will come to the bb and will get a card with a kind of movie, he will have to dramatise the kind of movie so that his team can guess what kind of film he is miming, if they guess they get a point. The team that gets more points is the winner

Students choose a film and write a short paragraph about it. On the following class they will read it aloud (as they are too many the T will choose who, or may assign some students per class) without saying the title of the film so that their classmates can guess what film he is talking about.

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