Lesson Plan Theme: TV and Cinema

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "TV and Cinema".


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What's On TV?

Target Language: TV program type vocabulary, talking about TV show preferences.
Description: After an initial exercise that focuses on the vocabulary used to describe types of TV shows, students read descriptions of different TV programs and the likes and dislikes of four people who live together. The final reading activity consists of a TV listings page in a newspaper that forms the core of a speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R4
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The World Of Movies

Target Language: Talking about movies, present simple.
Description: Before listening to a cinema's recorded message giving information about movies and times of screening, students get to practice speaking about movies and movie genres. Information gap exercise also included.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L1
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The Silver Glove

Target Language: Positive and negative adjectives to describe films, books, etc., reading comprehension.
Description: Some vocabulary work on the use of positive and negative adjectives to describe movies/TV programs. Then students read six reviews of a movie with accompanying reading comprehension exercise. Final speaking activity allows students to talk about what they like or dislike.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R3


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The 8PM Slot

Target Language: Role Play: persuading, agreeing, disagreeing, negotiating, etc.
Description: The sitcom at 8pm on Channel 8 is a flop, a disaster, so the channel wants to replace it with another TV show. But which one?
Duration: 60 minutes minimum. Lesson Plan Code: 3RP3
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Movie Time

Target Language: Movie Vocabulary, talking about movies, writing a film review.
Description: Students learn how to talk about movies, learn some specialized movie vocabulary and then get a chance to put it all together in writing a movie review.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3V4


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Film Fanatics

Target Language: Going to the cinema, movie critics.
Description: The theme of this lesson is the world of cinema and, in particular, the movie critic. Do we believe and follow their recommendations? Should we? This is a long and quite tough listening and there's also quite a lot of vocabulary work, as part of the listening exercises too.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4L9
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Wake Me Up When The Commercials Start!

Target Language: Advertising and marketing vocabulary.
Description: A look at the world of advertising, TV advertisements and marketing in general. Students get the chance to create an advertising campaign themselves.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4V7
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TV Times

Target Language: General speaking \ TV vocabulary.
Description: After talking about their own TV-watching habits and discussing the quality (or lack thereof...) of TV at home, the class participates in a three-way role play to improve program quality on a local channel.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4S2
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Wait For The DVD!

Target Language: Writing a film review.
Description: Students learn how to use more descriptive vocabulary to praise/criticise a movie - and then what to and what not to include in a film review.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4W2

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