B2 Lesson Plan – Writing an album review (Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?)

31 03 2012

B2 Lesson – Oasis Album Review

This is a lesson I taught on an FCE prep course last week, which supplements (replaces) the review writing in Unit One of Premium.

First the students do an FCE speaking task comparing and contrasting the album covers of Abbey Road and What’s The Story?

Then they read the text and summarise each paragraph, followed by a focus on the vocab used to describe the band, the album and the music / individual songs.

It leads nicely into the learners bringing in their own reviews to share with each other and then using all of this input, writing their own reviews of one of their fave CDs.

Enjoy!

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31 03 2012
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[…] First the students do an FCE speaking task comparing and contrasting the album covers of Abbey Road and What’s The Story? Then they read the text and summarise each paragraph, followed by a focus on the vocab used to describe the band, the album and the music / individual songs. B2 Lesson Plan – Writing an album review (Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?) « A Muse… […]

31 03 2012
Eduardo Santos (@eltbakery)

Hi Neil,

Great idea for an FCE lesson. I really liked the speaking task of comparing and contrasting using these two covers. Also, as a follow-up, with the reviews they bring, you could explore features of this specific genre and then they would practice writing through a genre-based approach. I like the fact that it integrates skills, gives ss practice for the FCE exam and there’s no need to use the course book. =]
-Eduardo (@eltbakery)

7 05 2012
Amanda Rodríguez

Very interesting , indeed.

7 05 2012
mcneilmahon

Thanks Amanada! If you use it in class, please do come back here and share with us all how you got on.

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