The magic of making sounds

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Vocabulary - verbs for sounds

verbs for sounds

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson based on a video about the art of creating sounds students learn some verbs for sounds and put them into practice through a series of creative activities. 

C1 / Advanced60 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

VERBS FOR SOUNDS

The lesson starts with a matching activity. Students look at six sentences containing verbs for sounds (e.g. crunch, squeak, pop) and match them with their meanings. Next, they have to put the language they’ve learnt into practice. First, they look at six  photos and describe what is happening in them. Then, they get a few questions with the verbs for sounds from the previous tasks and engage in a discussion.

VIDEO & GROUP WORK

In the second part of the lesson, students become familiar with the definition of the art of Foley and come up with examples of sounds Foley artists might create. As a pre-listening task, they look at a box with objects (e.g. paper clips, gloves) and try to predict which of them could be used to make certain sounds. They watch the first part of a video about creating sounds and check their answers. Afterwards, they move on to a gap-fill task. They complete each of five gapped sentences with one word from a box and then watch the second part to see if their answers are correct. Finally, students have to recall how three specific sounds were made in the video. They also reflect on the challenges of being a Foley artist and their role in the film industry. The discussion is followed by one more gap-fill exercise in which the first letters of the missing words have been provided. It is meant to help students consolidate the language learnt in the lesson.

The lesson finishes with a group activity. Students choose two sounds from a given list and come up with ideas of how a Foley artist might create them (e.g. a bone breaking, heartbeats). They have to explain the process of making the sound to other groups and see if their classmates are able to guess which sound they wanted to recreate.

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    You guys are amazing! Such an interesting topic!

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