In this lesson students watch a video, practise using the phrase but in fact, and talk about Instagram.
VOCABULARY & VIDEO
At the beginning of the lesson, students read two opinions about Instagram and discuss which one they agree with and why. They also learn the phrase scroll through the feed. Then, students need to complete more opinions about Instagram using the correct forms of like and look like. If students struggle to see the difference between the two, the teacher might choose to bring students’ attention to the examples of like and look like from the first exercise. After that, students talk about Instagram. They do this referring to the statements they completed. Before watching the video, students do a vocabulary task in which they have to match some collocations (e.g. feel annoyed, hang out with friends, organize a desk). Then, they watch the video and put the actions in the order they see them.
GRAMMAR & DISCUSSION
Students watch the first part of the video again and choose the best way to complete a sentence. The sentence introduces the phrase but in fact. Then, students have to complete notes about other people from the video using the given prompts and the phrase but in fact. They also practise the use of look and look like. Next, they talk about Instagram and discuss what the message of the video is. They also brainstorm the negative results the behaviour from the video might cause. After that, students look at some fake Instagram photos and posts, imagine that the people from the photos are also in the video, and say what the people might in fact do or feel before they share their posts. Finally, students read statements about truth and lies on social media, choose one they agree with most and explain their choice.