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This English lesson plan for adults focuses on colours and how we perceive them in terms of emotions and feelings. Students will have to think what in their opinion particular colours represent and how they can be used by various industries to influence us. Thus the video in the lesson is a collection of shots from different films with nouns associated with given colours.
WORD BUILDING AND DISCUSSION
Firstly, students have to think about the colours given and fill in the gaps to make nouns of feelings they represent. Then, they need to make adjectives from the nouns from ex. 1. In the next task, students answer some questions concerning their favourite colour, different meanings of colours in different cultures and industries which may use colours to influence us. However, if your students can’t come up with any ideas of such branches, guide them to such industries as film, advertsing, TV, etc.
Before watching the video, your students get a long list of nouns such as passion, madness, immaturity, etc. First of all, they have to match them with colours they represent. Next, they watch a video and check their answers. Because of the video, this is an English lesson plan for adults only. The video contains some explicit content, so watch it beforehand and decide if it’s suitable for your group. In addition, as a homework idea, you can ask your students to create adjectives from these nouns at home.
The lesson contains two tasks on idioms. In the first one, students need to choose correct colours in the sentences. Then, they have another exercise and have to complete sentences with such phrases as black out, in the red or white lie. Finally, students have the chance to practise these idioms. First, they have to write five Wh-questions, then work in pairs and ask and answer each other’s questions.
The video contains explicit content. Viewer discretion is advised. Consider using this English lesson plan only with adults!
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