"Сinema is the World Seen from Inside". Заключительный урок по теме "Popular Arts". 7–8-й класс

Разделы: Иностранные языки


  • активизация в речи изученной лексики и грамматики, разговорных клише  по теме;
  • развитие навыка смыслового чтения;
  • совершенствование навыка аудирования;
  • совершенствование метапредметных компетенций в разных видах речевой деятельности;
  • развитие творческих способностей, воображения, языковой догадки;
  • разумное применение ИКТ для решения поставленных задач.

Оснащение: аудиофайл, слайд-шоу, наглядные материалы, разноуровневые задания по чтению, разноуровневые грамматические тесты, индивидуальные комплекты заданий (стр 1-6 )


I. Introduction

Teacher: Hello! Today we’re going to speak about one of the most popular arts – cinema. According to the quotation from the American writer Don Delillo “It is the world seen from inside”. At the lesson we’ll discuss different kinds of films, learn how to use the information given by a cinema clerk, get some facts about the famous film festivals held in Britain, besides, each of you will feel a part of a movie-making team.

II. Warming up

Teacher: Who would like to go to the cinema tonight? (Some students raise their hands). So would I. If you feel like seeing a movie what should or shouldn’t it be like?
Students: I’m sure it should be exciting, enjoyable, amusing or touching, fast-moving and easy to watch, well-made but never dull or heavy-going or slow-moving or depressing.
Teacher: I quite agree with you here. Now let’s have a look at the most popular genres of films and match them with their definitions.


a) Match the kinds of films with their definitions (Комплект заданий: стр.1)

Each student is given a set of tasks.

Тeacher:Do the task on the sheets of paper you’ve been given  – page 1.

A horror film It makes you laugh a lot
A romance Clever detectives investigating serious cases always win a victory over criminals
An action film Magic heroes, unusual atmosphere, special effects take your breath away
A fantasy The mysterious and terrible events can frighten and scare you
A crime film We’re never bored by fascinating animated characters
A comedy A touching story of people’s feelings can really make you cry
A cartoon Exciting chases, explosions, brave heroes  never let you take your eyes off the screen

b) Match the kinds of films with the shots of films  (Приложение 1)

Expressing students’ opinions about their favourites

A sample answer: If you ask me (As I see it/ I’d say that/I feel) the most exciting (thrilling/amazing/fascinating/entertaining) film to watch is a romance (thriller/comedy /fantasy)  as (because) …

III. Listening.

Teacher: Now we’re going to listen to a text about movie show times. (Приложение 2)

English listening exercises for esl: upper intermediate level, text 24.

Teacher:  What points do you consider most when going out to see a movie (e.g., a movie theme or contents, a ticket price, show times, a theatre seating and a sound system, etc.)?

Students express their points of view.

Teacher: Here are some vocabulary hints to help you to understand the text.  (Приложение 3)
Look at the screen.


Teacher: Each ofyou will be given a task. While listening to the text fill in the blanks with a correct word. You will hear the text twice.  (Приложение 4) (Комплект заданий: стр.2)


Teacher:  Say: what film of the suggested four you would choose and why;
what time you would go to the movie and why   (don’t forget that ticket prices    are often cheaper earlier in the day so you may try going to the matinee);
how much you will have to pay for the tickets.

IV. Discussing movies in groups (Комплект заданий: стр.3)

Student 1 has the answers, Students 2,3,4 ask him questions on the given answers.

Group 1. Discussing a comedy.

S 1:  I saw a hilarious film yesterday! (names the film)
S 2:  … a comedy? (Was it a comedy?)
S 1:  It really was. I had never laughed so much in my life before.
S 3:  What made … (What made the film so funny?)
S 1:  Well, funny tricks, crazy situations,amusing dialogues.
S 4:   … the main part … by? (Who is the main part played by?)
S 1:  By my favourite actor  (names the actor)
S 2:  What …  about? (What is the movie about?)
S 1:  The main character, a complete loser, makes fun of everyone, gets into lots of troubles, follows foolish advice.
S 3:  Why … comedies? (Why do you prefer comedies?)     
S 1:  Comedies help me to relax.
S 4:  How often … (How often do you go to the movies?)
S 1:  As often as possible. Usually twice a month.

Group 2. Discussing an action film.

S 1:  What a great movie!
S 2:  What … about? (What film are you talking about?)
S 1:  … (names the film)
S 3:  … or an action film? (Is it a thriller/a crime film or an action film?)
S 1:  An action film, of course. Don’t you know I prefer such movies?
S 4:  … special effects? (Are there any special effects?)
S 1:  Yes, there are a lot of them! And besides, exciting chases, explosions, car crashes.
S 2:  Why … attracted by such films? (Why are so many people attracted by such films?)
S 1:  They feel involved in real adventures. Such movies make our life less boring.
S 3:  … about? (What is the film about?)
S 1:  About an amazingly brave man who saves the world.
S 4:  … recommend …? (Would you recommend the film?)
S 1:  Sure. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in real action.

Group 3. Discussing a romance.

S 2:  Why … red? … been crying? (Why are your eyes red? Have you been crying?)
S 1:  Yes, it’s so touching. My heap of tissues is quite wet. I’ve burst into tears lots of times.
S 3:  What kind of … (What kind of film is it?)
S 1:  A romance. A true story of two people fighting for their love.
S 4:  … so impressed by?  (What were/are you so impressed by?)
S 1:  Emotions, ever-lasting love which isn’t stopped even by the death of the hero.
S 2:  Wouldn’t … on DVD?  (Wouldn’t you like to watch it on DVD?)
S 1:  Oh, no! You miss a lot of atmosphere watching movies on DVD at home.
S 3:  Why … such films?  (Why do you prefer/are fond of   such films?)
S 1:  Well, they make me nicer, help to be kind to others, teach to value every minute of our life.
S 4:  … about the actors’ play? (What can you say about the actors’ play?)
S 1:  Incredible! It’s so powerful! I’m looking forward to seeing them in a new movie!

V. A short grammar test  (3 уровня заданий) (Комплект заданий: стр.4)

TEST A (strong students)

Put the verb in brackets in Passive Voice

  1. I’m sure the new comedy (to give) a lot of Oscars at the next ceremony. (will be given)
  2. A lot of stars (to invite) to the premiere. Can you see them? ( have been invited)
  3. Be quiet! The melody from my favourite movie (to play).  (is being played)

Choose the right form of the verb

  1. They decided to watch the new western after the review (was being read, had been read) and the trailer (was seen, had been seen).
  2. The actor started running when he heard the word “Action” that (was shouted, was shouting) by the director.
  3. The seats in the centre  (were being occupied, have just been occupied). Only seats in the back rows (are left, was left)

Fill in prepositions

  1. The leading actor has just been made … (up) for the part.
  2. The thriller by this director is much spoken … (about).
  3. Little children are always scared … (by) horror films.

TEST B (average students)

Choose the right form of the verb

  1. The new romance (was shown, was being shown) on TV when I entered the room.
  2. Serious crimes (are investigated, are being investigated) in detective films.
  3. Everyone (is greatly impressed, are greatly impressed) by the new science fiction film that (had just been seen, has just been seen).
  4. Important film makers (were being interviewed, are being interviewed). Don’t make any noise!

Fill in prepositions

  1. The cameraman will soon be sent … (for).
  2. The making of a new horror film is being set … (about).
  3. The sound track for the new movie is being listened …. (to).

TEST C (poor students)

Choose the right form of the verb

  1. Special effects (aren’t made, aren’t being made) easily.
  2. In his view documentaries (should be shown, have to be shown) on TV more often.
  3. When the scene (had been finished, had been finishing) the director shouted “Cut!”

 Fill in prepositions

  1. When they entered the house the comedy character was being laughed … (at).
  2. A star for the new movie is being looked …(for).
  3. His opinion of making costumes should be listened …(to).
  4. The script is based … (on) a true story.
  5. Reading and doing the tasks     (3 уровня заданий)  (Приложение 5)


Teacher:Read the text about two famous festivals held in Britain and do the tasks given after it. (Комплект заданий: стр. 5-6)

TEST A (strong students)

Answer the questions

  1. Which of the two festivals will be held a month later?
  2. Why is the Sheffield festival important for new directors?
  3. What chance does the Sheffield festival give to all lovers of factual films?
  4. What is the Chairman of the Sheffield festival proud of?
  5. Does the London festival take place in one of the largest cinemas of the city?
  6. Why are the attendance figures so high?
  7. Which film of the London festival would you prefer to watch and why?
  8. What would you watch: a Hollywood movie, a British film or a Russian one and why?

TEST B (average students)

True – False – Not Stated

  1. The Sheffield festival is older than the London festival.  (false)
  2. The Sheffield Festival only shows new documentary films.  (false)
  3. Many films from different countries are shown at   The Sheffield Festival. (true)
  4. The most famous film represented in the schedule was from Russia. (not stated)
  5. It’s a fabulous chance to see factual films on a big screen in Sheffield. (true)
  6. The London Film Festival lasts four times longer than the one in Sheffield. (false)
  7. The number of people visiting the London festival is very large. (true)
  8. International leaders always attend the premieres of the London festival. (not stated)
  9. The closing film is a romance made in Hollywood. (false)
  10. The events of the love story take place in Britain in the last century. (true)
  11. The London festival attracts more people than the Sheffield one.  (true)
  12. The London festival is less important than the Sheffield one.   (false)

TEST C (poor students)

Choose the best answer

1. The Sheffield festival lasts…        a) two days;             b) seven days
2. The Sheffield festival…           a) only shows films;     b) offers films and other events
3. In England, it is common to find documentaries …     a) at the cinema;   b) on TV
4. The Sheffield festival takes place in …  a) one cinema only;     b) several cinemas
5. The London Film Festival is … than the Sheffield festival.      a) bigger;   b) smaller
6. The films at the London Festival are watched by …   a) a few people;    b) many people
7. At the London festival …a) some famous people go to see the films
b) no-one who is famous goes to see the films
8. At this year’s London festival the first film is from …  a)  Hollywood;    b)  Britain
9. At this year’s London festival, the final film is …a) a comedy;  b) a romance

Keys: 1. b, 2. b, 3. b, 4. a, 5. a, 6. b, 7. a, 8. b, 9. b.

VI. Playing a role game “Movie-making”

Teacher: Making a new film isn’t an easy task. Many people contribute to it. The main person is a director. He chooses the script, finds the actors for the leading parts and holds the movie tests. The work of a cameraman is not less important. A designer and a costume designer should be professionals, they should feel the atmosphere and make the audience believe in it. Good music helps to express people’s feelings.
Now let’s divide the class into two groups. Each one will choose a director. (Students do this).
All of you will be given cards with different film-making professions written on them. You may choose your profession and then should persuade the director you’ll be the best one to be taken into the team as a…..
Cards: a director, a cameraman, a scriptwriter, a designer, a costume designer, a composer, a leading actor or actress (a star), a producer.
Students choose their parts and say what their work will be like, why it is important and why they’ll do it best of all.
When you are a team, discuss the kind of movie you are going to make, give different reasons.

VII. Homework:

1) show the most exciting moment of making a film (in a group);
2) write an essay “Should Children Be Allowed to Watch Horror Films?”

Comment on different opinions, express your own one.

VIII. Summing up

Teacher: Today we‘ve had a wonderful trip to a fascinating world called “Cinema”. You were active, initiative, creative, enthusiastic, hard-working.
Hope you’ll have a terrific time seeing a lot of enjoyable movies.

Список использованных электронных ресурсов    

  1. English listening exercises for esl: upper intermediate level, text 24.
  2. http://www.esl-lab.com/show/showrd1.htm#pre
  3. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/film-festival-worksheets.pdf