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Lesson Plan (Teaching with videos: SLANG)

Date: Thursday, May 28th 2015 Language level: Advanced (C1)


Age: Adult learners
No. of Ss. 26 Ss
Total time: 20 mins.
Objectives: By the end of the lesson the learner will be better able to
Materials & aids: Projector, laptop, videos, whiteboard & markers (if
understand what slang is and identify some samples of such. They will
needed), and photocopies of handouts.
also have had an opportunity to make use of slang words in context.
Assumed Knowledge: They are aware of the existence of the different registers in the English language (formal, standard, colloquial, and vulgar) and
can use vocabulary according to the social context and the audience background.
Anticipated problem(s):
Proposed solution(s):
1. They might not know what slang is.
1. Explain or elicit such information.
2. Some of the slang words introduced in the videos can be difficult to
2. Provide Ss with examples or break down the definition provided in the h.o.s.
understand.
STAGE
Lead-in

PURPOSE
To activate
schemata.

PROCEDURE / ACTIVITY

Elicit the
topic..
Good afternoon, guys!
Let me ask you something, have you ever heard, during your experience as
English students, any words that are used by a certain group of people
according to age, gender, nationality, or even urban background?
(Yes/No).
OK, thank you. Lets watch the following video. (Play video 1)
Did you know any of these? If so, which ones? (Ss might give examples of
the ones they knew or simply say no.)
What were these kind of words they were challenging each other at? (Slang
words). So, this is gonna be todays topic.

INTERACTION

T-Ss

TIME
4

Setting up
and running
the activities

Closing the
activity

For Ss to
identify and
acquire new
slang
vocabulary
items and their
definition.

For Ss to
realize what
they have
learned and put
recent acquired

Give
H.O.s..
TASK 1

Point out Ss to
activity.
Now, for the first task, you will see a video containing slang words and
phrases. It is very important for you to make notes of the different words
addressed and their definition. You just need to write down the main ideas.

Ask a S to read out and then check


instructions..

Play video 2

Ss carry out the


task.....

F.B. Ask Ss to share some of their notes.


TASK 2

Give
H.O.s..

Point out Ss to
activity.

Tell Ss they are to work in


pairs..
In this activity you will match the previous words/phrases that you heard
from the video to its corresponding definition.
Ask a S to read out and then check instructions..

Set time limit (2 mins. tops)

Ss carry out the


task.

Monitor: walk around in search of any Ss that could need


help..

F.B.: Ask Ss for the answers of each definition and write them on
the board.
TASK 3.

Point out Ss to the


activity...

Arrange Ss in groups of

T-Ss

Ss (ind.)
Ss (wh.c.)

T-Ss

Ss (ind.)

T-Ss

T-Ss

knowledge in
practice.

three..

Ask a S to read out and check


instructions..
You will be working in groups of three. Do not forget to choose at least 6
words from the ones above and write a short paragraph in which you use
them appropriately. Try to contextualize as much as possible.

Check
understanding....
How many paragraphs are you going to write? (Just one).
Do you need to use all the words? (No, at least 6).

Ss carry out the


task.

Monitor in case Ss need some aid with the language


itself.

F.B.: Students share their paragraphs to the


class

References
Dronoman. (2008, July 27). Hugh Laurie: The British Slang vs the American [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=wYmrg3owTRE
Learn English with Lets Talk - Free English Lessons. (2014, January 3). Commonly Used Slang Words in English - Part 02: English Lesson to Learn
Slang [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOqnoAQmVjA