C1Vocabulary  60    mins

LESSON OVERVIEW

Thanks to our lesson plan on binge watching, your students will learn a lot of advanced vocabulary connected with traditional TV as well as streaming platforms (Netflix and the like), discuss some statistics connected with binge watching as well as express their own preference for watching TV series.

VOCABULARY

The worksheet starts with a short exercise on vocabulary connected with traditional TV and streaming platforms. Students have to choose correct words (1 out of 3) to complete words and phrases based on the given definitions. In the next task, they have to fill in the gaps in the questions with the words they’ve chosen in the previous exercise. After that, they have to discuss these questions and express their attitudes towards watching TV.

This way, students first learn new words, then use them in a controlled vocabulary task to finally have an opportunity to use newly-learnt words in a speaking exercise.

BINGE WATCHING STATISTICS 

As this is a lesson plan on binge watching, students will have to figure out what binge watching means in exercise 3. To help them, they get the meaning of the verb binge as well as two examples: binge drinking and binge eating. Then, they move to statistics about binge watching and have to choose statistics they think are true. After checking the answers, give your students a chance to discuss the statistics and their opinion about them.

VIDEO

Finally, students watch a short video featuring some experts who explain some binge watching habits. Students have to do two listening comprehension tasks. First, they need to watch the first part of the video and answer a few comprehension questions. Next, they watch the second part of the video and fill in the sentences with 1-3 words missing.

As the video includes some interesting words and phrases, in the next task students need to work with vocab. They have a few sentences with phrases/words from the video and they need to choose their meanings from two short definitions given.

DEBATE TIME

The last part of our lesson plan on binge watching focuses on speaking skills. There are some debate topics which students need to discuss in pairs. They have to choose one of the topics and prepare a list of arguments for one side. Next, in groups of four they defend their point of view and exchange arguments. If you have more time, let them switch partners, choose another topic and repeat the process.

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Comments

  1. Amazing topic and lesson! Couldn’t come in a better moment! Thank you guys, you’re saving the few now online classes I have left. 🙂

     
    1. That’s awesome! Online teaching has just become a necessity – we need to think how to make our teaching materials more online-friendly. BTW the timing of this lesson plan is completely coincidental – we planned and scheduled it a few weeks back. Still, glad that you like it.

       
    1. Thanks Claudia! Hugs and kisses from Poland. When things return to normal, we’ll visit you in Buenos, for sure 🙂

       
  2. Is there any way we can download the video from this website or the BBC? Sometimes I don’t have internet access where I’m teaching and I need to have it in my hard disk.

     
    1. Unfortunately, there is no option like that. We only link to content available online and most media company don’t allow their content to be downloaded. There are some websites that enable downloading online videos from many sources but I won’t recommend any here as it very often against copyrights.

       

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