The Uncool Celebrity- Lesson Plan

Lesson Procedure: The Uncool Celebrity

Warmer

  • Show a picture/play guess who/play some music to help the learners guess a celebrity that you really dislike or think is uncool. For example, I would play a song by Celine Dion or show them a snippet from one of her videos.
  • Tell them they are going to work on someone they really dislike or think is uncool

Planning their research

  • Organize the class in groups of 3/4. Each student can talk about why they really dislike the celebrity they chose.
  • Each student should then individually reflect on their chosen celebrity following this table (it’s filled out with my example for Celine Dion):

 Table 1 

What people like about …….(e.g. Celine Dion) What I know about …….(e.g. Celine Dion) What I don’t like about …….(e.g. Celine Dion)
·         her voice

·         Her songs are romantic

·         Titanic

·         She’s Canadian

·         Her pron is weird- I think her first language is French

·         She’s married

·         She had a show in LV for years

·         Too romantic

·         Her voice sounds annoying

·         She’s always very PC

 

Research

  • The students research their chosen uncool celebrity following the table below:

 

Table 2

 

Quick Bio facts What he/she has achieved What their fans say about them What their detractors say about them
       

 

Reflection

  • The students go back to Table 1. Prompt them to reflect on the following questions:

 

  1. Do you want to change anything?
  2. Do you want to add anything?
  3. Has your opinion changed?
  4. What do these dislikes tell us about us? What do we dislike?

Presentation

  • The lesson can go in different directions from here:
  1. speed-dating where learners present their findings and convince their interlocutors of why they have or haven’t changed their minds
  2. Ppt presentation on the celebrity which they prepare for HW
  3. A video or radio broadcast about this celebrity and why they dislike them

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