The objective of this lesson plan is to prepare students to have a panel show where they will express their opinions on some topical issues. Students will read two short texts about a TV series, The Crown and a panel show, Question Time as well as learn some useful language for agreeing and disagreeing.
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DISCUSSION & READING
First, students get a few questions about TV dramas based on truth and real-life events to discuss. Next, they work in pairs. One student read a text about Question Time and the other about The Crown. Then, they take turns to tell each other about the show they’ve read about and answer some additional questions.
The listening comprehension part is based on a short video extract from Question Time where panellists discuss The Crown series. First, students need to choose views which are not expressed by the panellists. Then, they complete some comments from the video with missing words and watch the video again to check their answers. To practise the vocab a bit more, students complete a dialogue about adding a warning to The Crown.
In this part of the lesson plan, students first come up with some questions that they will discuss later when taking part in a panel show. After that, there is one more functional language exercise. Students have to complete a table with different expressions for giving opinions, agreeing, disagreeing and interrupting. Finally, students take part in an episode of Question Time. They have to read their roles, make notes and discuss some of the questions they’ve come up with before. The role play is prepared for groups of six, but for smaller classes, you can have a presenter and just some of the roles.
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