In this Advanced ESL lesson plan, students practice the use of cleft sentences while discussing the dangers of motivational speakers.
We kick off with a brief discussion on the potential dangers of motivational speakers in the context of psychological and societal norms.
Students watch a satirical video titled “Morning Routine videos be like” and discuss the questions that follow.
This section introduces and exemplifies the use of cleft sentences.
In this section, the use of cleft sentences is practiced. Students are asked to match columns to create cleft sentences and to reverse-engineer cleft sentences into simple form sentences.
Students read a thought-provoking text on the dangers of motivational speakers and discuss their thoughts with the aid of some challenging questions.
Finally, the lesson wraps up with a brainstorming activity focused around motivational speakers.
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