Class theme/topics discussed:
Listening-Comprehension Exercise
Communicative Exercises

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Before the break I wanted to do some fun activities with them.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

How did students react?
They enjoyed the class.
Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts, laptop, TV screen.

Please attach a copy. Lesson 16_March 11_Video-1

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It’s fun and it encourages students to speak in the target language.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 16
March 11, 2010

1. News of the day – (5 min.)
(Plans for the spring break)

2. Watching a video (15 minutes)

a) Without the transcript, then comprehension questions;
b) With a transcript – filling in the blanks (the video is played twice);
c) Reading the text.

3. Communicative Exercise – Interview (15 min)
One person is a host of a TV—show about paranormal, the other – someone who had an encounter with an ET.

4. Game: Advertisement (15 min)
A student is seated with their back to the whiteboard, the other students write a word on the board – any noun (proper nouns are allowed) . Then the student has to advertise that object not knowing what it is. After his/her 3-4 minute monologue other students may ask additional questions.