Moving from the game to the poster work

poster homewor Yesterday I created a PPT game called Name That Tune. Here is the post with the material for download and DON’T MISS the comments. Great suggestions there.

Today I planned the lesson as follow:

Activity: Game – Name that tune.

Time we’ll have: 1h 30 mins


The game show is an authentic way to practice the language. The challenge is to provide support for lower level learners who might have the knowledge related to tv series in L1, but not enough language to play the game orally. Even those who might not love watching tv series, can use personal estrategies to draw conclusions from the clues given relating to the titles and the mood of the tune.

Step 1: Pre-playing

Open the powerpoint presentation in Slide 1. Let them listen to the extract of the game show Name that Tune. Brief discussion about it. Invite them to play.

Step 2: Preparing for the game

Students will use their notebooks to write down their guesses and transcribe the following instructions: Let’s play Name that Tune. There are 23 tunes, but we will play with only 10 of them at random. Write down the number according to the tune, not in the order they will be played. How to play: You will listen to a tune and write down what you think the right answer is. If you are not sure, you can ask for clues. But there are different ways to get the clues. Why? Because there are 3 types of players here today. Type 1 from book 5 to 7, you can only speak in English. Type 2 from book 3 and 4, you can read the clues in English and ask about the meaning of a word if you don’t know. Type 3, book 1 and 2, will receive their clues in English and Portuguese. The one(s) with the most of the correct answers will be the winner.

Step3: Playing time

Call out the number of the tune. Sts write down the number. Make sure everyone gets the number by writing on the board. Play the tune. Follow step 2.Repeat step 3 until all the ten tunes have been played out.

Step 4: The results

At the end of the game, Sts swap their notebooks. Answers will be posted on the board. They mark each other and the winner is…..

Follow-up task:

tv series diagram

LLLs will copy it onto their notebooks and answer.

HLLs will discuss the questions orally and write a summary of the conversation.

My role is to monitor and help them with the language. Then, swap notebooks and read each other’s texts.

Homework: Notebook

For LLLs: Choose a TV series and write down 3 reasons why you think it is good and 1 reason why you think it is not good. (Check out my poster of Dr. House)

For HLLs: Choose two TV series (one that you think is good and one that you think is crap). Write 1 paragraph explaining why you think one is good (give at least 3 reasons) and 1 paragraph explainging why you think the other one is crap ( give at least 3 reasons).

The following week:

Each homework will be corrected in class while they are rehearsing for the play (the following week they will be working in class in the script they have written before the vacation – they will be assigning roles, practicing lines/pronunciation, acting out). The following week assignment will be to produce a poster (similar to the one I made). Each student will create a poster to be published around the school.


2 thoughts on “Moving from the game to the poster work

    • Thanks Cecilia. I’m glad you found it useful for your class. I have to upload the poster work they did too. It was really amazing what they produced as a follow-up to the game. 🙂 I’ll do it soon.


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