In this lesson about Facebook’s metaverse, students learn and practise intensifiers while discussing positive and negative aspects of metaverse environments. The idea for the lesson about metaverse comes from one of our subscribers. Thanks, Dave! #yousuggestwecreate
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Adjectives and intensifiers & video
Before the lesson, students on their own complete a few vocabulary tasks. The first one consists of six sentences with six underlined adjectives. Students have to guess their meanings and match them to their synonyms (e.g. immersive – captivating, vivid – lively). Then, they read the same sentences again, but this time they focus on the intensifiers before each of the adjectives (e.g. incredibly, remarkably, slightly) and rank them from the least to the most intense. They also come up with one more intensifier for each level of intensity. The next task gives students the chance to practise the intensifiers with adjectives while creating sentences about six things from a given list (e.g. holiday memories, online education, etc.). Afterwards, they watch a video about metaverse environments. Before watching it for the first time, students prepare their own definitions of the term metaverse. Then, they watch it again focusing on the answers to six questions.
The in-class part starts with a discussion on different aspects of the idea of metaverse. Then, students read a short text about Facebook changing its name to Meta and share their thoughts about it. Next, they watch four short excerpts about different aspects of life in a metaverse from the Meta (former Facebook) presentation (e.g. working, entertainment). After each video, they discuss a few questions. The last task in this lesson encourages students to further practise the intensifiers while reflecting on the topic of the lesson. They focus on other aspects of life (e.g. fashion, social life) and discuss the disadvantages as well as possibilities a metaverse environment might provide in these areas.
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