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.
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.
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.
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.