Lesson Plan Theme: Famous People

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Famous People".


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A Musician's Day

Target Language: Adverbs of frequency.
Description: Practice of using adverbs of frequency and a recording of a fictional rock star talking about her daily routine.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L2
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Knowing Her Majesty

Target Language: Present Simple questions in the third person.
Description: The lesson opens by asking students what they know about famous people. The first listening activity is a useful note-completion exercise and the second listening activity is more grammar-focused, on the third person interrogative form of the Present Simple tense. This grammar focus continues in the lesson as students look at the third person interrogative structure, then do a jigsaw speaking activity.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L11
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What Are You Doing On Friday?

Target Language: Present Continuous tense for making future arrangements.
Description: Lesson begins with some work on spelling with the present continuous tense. A reading leads onto a role play in which students use the present continuous to ask and talk about future plans.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G6
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Our Readers Would Like To Know

Target Language: Role Play: interviewing a famous rock star.
Description: Students find out about the sometimes rocky past of a famous musician. The class is divided into journalists and musicians for the press conferences. The journalists work for different magazines and their readers are interested in very different things!
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2RP4
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Shopping Spree

Target Language: Shopping vocabulary and expressions.
Description: Students think about what they would be in a shopping spree, before reading about what a famous celebrity would do in the same situation. Some focus on shopping-based functional language. The lesson finishes with a fun speaking activity in which the students buy things off each other!
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2S4


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What Did You Ask?

Target Language: Reported questions.
Description: A quick tense review followed by a reading based activity which focuses on reported questions and the tense changes involved. Extra worksheet included for speaking activity at the end.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G2
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Then Again, If...

Target Language: Second conditional.
Description: Review of past simple structure. Reading about a girl's dream date followed by focus on the second conditional. Use of second conditional in a "You're The Mayor!" group activity.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G4
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Instant Fame

Target Language: Suffixes.
Description: Students need to think about how suffixes are used to transform one language part into another. Centered around a reading about people finding overnight fame. Lesson finished with a quickfire word formation game.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3V8


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Interview with an Actress

Target Language: Talking about positive/negative aspects of jobs, multiple choice listening exercise.
Description: Recording of radio programme where theatre actress talks about her recent career. Vocabulary exercise which focuses on understanding the meaning with little context or clues.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4L1
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Let's Give A Big Hand To...

Target Language: General vocabulary \ speaking about pop groups.
Description: Students read about the stellar rise and giddying fall of a manufactured pop group. Then they become the next group's management team and get the chance to prove they can do better.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R4

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