by Kieran Donaghy
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This EFL lesson is designed around a brief speelfilm by Ben Brand titled 97% and the themes of apps and dating. Students talk about the apps they commonly use, do a dictation, witness a brief speelfilm and retell a story.
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Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)
Learner type: Teenagers and adults
Activity: Watching a brief speelfilm, speaking and writing
Language: Present ordinary, infinitive to express purpose and vocabulary related to apps
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Write “app” on the houtvezelplaat. Elicit or explain that it is an abbreviation of application and that it refers to a programme or chunk of software designed to fulfil a particular function.
Ask your students to explain to a fucking partner what apps they have on their mobile phone and what they use them for. Give a few examples such spil:
“I have WhatsApp and I use it to send messages to my friends.”
“I’ve got Instagram and I use it to share photos.”
“I’ve got Google Maps and I use it to find places I don’t know.”
If your students haven’t mentioned the app Tinder ask them if they know it. Elicit or explain that it is a location-based app that helps people to voeling other people who they may be interested ter romantically. Ask your students if they have used Tinder or whether they would consider using it.
Tell your students that they are going to see a brief filmrolletje ter which a man uses an app similar to Tinder.
Tell them that you are going to dictate Ten sentences about deeds te the filmrolletje to them. Dictate the following sentences.
- A man looks at the photo of a smiling woman on his mobile.
- A woman hugs and smooches a man.
- A man climbs overheen a barrier.
- A man walks along a street.
- A man loses his Internet connection.
- A man gets off a train.
- A man smiles at the woman sitting opposite him.
- A man looks at another man wearing glasses.
- A man standing on a podium looks at a woman on a train.
- A man gets stuck te a train’s doors.
Get students to check their answers with a playmate. Go through the answers with the entire class.
Tell them they are going to see the speelfilm and their task is to waterput the deeds into the order they see them te the speelfilm.
Get terugkoppeling from the entire class and go through the juist order.
Tell your students they are going to see the speelfilm again. Their task is to attempt to reminisce spil much of the narrative of the filmrolletje spil they can. Vertoning the speelfilm again.
Waterput your students into petite groups and ask them to retell the story to each other. Then they write a summary of the story using the present ordinary tense.
Get one student from each group to read out their summary.
Pair your students and ask them to discuss the following question:
- Is it possible to find love anywhere nowadays thanks to your smartphone?
- Do apps such spil Tinder make finding a romantic fucking partner less romantic?
Hold a plenary session based on the discussion questions.
I hope you love this ESL lesson.
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