Урок "Celebrity Culture" Intermediate

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Level  intermediate (B1-B2)

The topic of the lesson: Celebrity Culture

The main aims:

-to revise previously taught vocabulary;

-to review some grammar structures such as modal verbs must, can’t, may/might/could when speculating about the present situation;

-to develop listening skills for specific information;

-to develop speaking skills for consolidating recently taught language.


By the end of the lesson, students will be able to describe and speak about their favourite celebrities and compare the positive/ negative influence of them on their life.


І. Warming-up, greetings, topic and aims of the lesson.

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, nice to meet you. The topic of our lesson is Celebrity Culture. During our lesson, we revise the words about the appearance and character of a person, listen to the stories about celebrities, and revise how we can use modal verbs when speculating about the present situation. Then you present your own presentations about your favourite celebrity.

Let’s revise the words about appearance, clothes and celebrities which we studied some lessons ago, look at the blackboard. Who wants to go to the blackboard, remember and write these words?


      Positive role model     cute   ugly     stunning     stalker    paparazzi

               unattractive                           glamorous

                pretty      attractive

            good-looking             handsome

         celebrity gossip      slim                skinny           gorgeous                         

Which words have positive meanings, which of them are negative?



                         formal         casual    dark

    old-fashioned              colourful

            designer                                                                      elegant

                    smart                                                                good quality

                             imaginative         official

We revised all the words and now let’s describe the photos of your

favourite celebrities, using these words.

Картинки по запросу фотографии кэти перри               Картинки по запросу фотографии джонни деппа                  Картинки по запросу фотографии мадонны   

Answer the questions: Is she shunning? What clothes does he wear? Who is glamorous here? Who tends to wear designer clothes? Whose style is formal?

II. Revising grammar.

I’m sure everyone must come to our lesson in time because we have guests today. I definitely know you can’t be lazy. It’s possible you may be writing some notes during the lesson.  It is not possible you might have time for getting bored. Look at the blackboard, what structure do I use? As you remember from the previous lessons, we use modal verbs must can’t, might, could to speculate about the present situation.

 (On the blackboard, there are sentences:

I’m sure you must come in time for the lessons.

I definitely know you can’t be lazy.

It’ possible you might/could/may be writing some notes.)

Please, pronounce after me these sentences, pay attention to the stress of the main words in the sentence.

Now let’s practice how to use modals verbs when you speculate about the present situation. You should remember when we are sure that it’s definitely true, we use…(must), when we are sure that it isn’t true, we use…(can’t) .When it probably can happen or we are not definitely sure, we use…(may, could, might).  Be attentive with using only infinitive forms after the modal verbs.

What else we must/might/could/can/t do at our lesson? (Students make their own sentences).

Well, now open your Language Choice p.10, ex.28 and choose the correct modal verbs to complete the speculations.

  1. Fiona is wearing designer clothes. She may/may not be rich.
  2. James does not know how to get to Oxford Street. He may/can’t live in London.
  3. Mike has been working all day. He must/can’t be tired.
  4. Mary loves fashion. She could/might not work for a fashion magazine.
  5. John hasn’t come to my party. He may/can’t think I’m boring.
  6. Jane’s cupboard is huge. She must/may not have over fifty dresses. 


III. Pre-listening tasks. We revised how to use modal verbs. Now please, open your course books ex.4, p.42. Look through the headings and try to find out what is the general idea of the talk? Underline a key word in every heading. What could be stories about? Make guesses about what is going to be mentioned. There is one extra heading. (TS2.30)

Let’s listen to the talk and arrange all the headings in the correct order.

  1. The history of celebrity (2)
  2. Advice about celebrity
  3. The price of fame (7)
  4. Why people are fans (4)
  5. Negative role model (6)
  6. Obsessive fans (5)
  7. What celebrity culture is (1)
  8. Celebrity culture now (3)

Now let’s listen twice and answer the questions.

  1. What is the earliest examples of celebrities?
  2. Why did celebrity culture develop a lot in the 20yh century?
  3. How has the Internet changed celebrity culture?
  4. Who was Mark David Chapman?
  5. Why is Britney Spears a bad role model?


IV. It seems to me that you are tired, let’s watch the video about the future star. (Video) Let’s share your opinions: Is it important for girls to have such good relationships with their fathers? Could this girl be a celebrity soon?

V.  I asked you to prepare your own presentations about your favourite celebrities.

(Students show their presentations, some slides are here).





VI. Summing-up. At our lesson today we spoke about celebrities. Work in pairs. Ask and answer the questions.

-Why do people want to become a celebrity?

-What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a celebrity?

-How could celebrities influence on your life?

-Which celebrity are negative/positive role model? Why?

(Students discuss their answers).

Well, you have the following marks for the lesson…

You home task is Language Choice p.10 ex. 30, presentations (who has no time to present)

  1. That star is ______ role model because of his problems with drugs. (negative)
  2. A lot of ______ took photos outside the cinema before the film premiere.


  1. I hate reading about celebrity _______-I’m just not interested in other people’s life. (gossip)
  2. My brother is a _____of Lady Gaga and he goes to all her concerts. (super fan)
  3. There are a lot of TV ______shows in my country with unimportant celebrities. (talk)
  4.  __________ stars are very popular, especially footballers. ( sport)


21 лютого 2018
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