Урок №1 «Реклама»
Students’ book: Michael Harris, David Mower, Anna Sikorzynska, New Opportunities Intermediate (Russian Edition).
to introduce the types of advertising;
to enlarge the vocabulary;
to improve individual and group work skills.
a few examples of advertising from local newspapers and magazines, TV and radio adverts;
individual advertising cards.
presentation of new information (sorts of advertising);
differentiation of new vocabulary (listening) and correct usage of words ;
group and individual work;
acting out of the TV advert.
Preparation for the lesson:
to lay out the examples of adverts from local newspapers and magazines;
to install multimedia;
to prepare additional working zones for creative group work (tables with 9 pictures on them, telephones, umbrellas, magnetic boards, magnets).
Sources of information:
Michael Harris, David Mower, Anna Sikorzynska, New Opportunities Intermediate (Russian Edition);
TV adverts’ collection of Jean Mari Bursico;
modern newspapers and magazines.
Stage 1 (Introduction)
Good morning, dear friends! How are you today? (pupils’ answer) Are you ready to start? (pupils’ answer) That’s great! I’d like to start our discussion with video. Look at the screen, please. Try to guess what we are going to do during this lesson. (presentation of the 1st slide – advertising video clip)
Picture 1. Slide 1. TV advert
So do you catch the topic of our meeting? (pupils’ answer) Ok! So now we are going to speak about advertising in brief. (presentation of the 2nd slide)
Picture 2. Slide 2. The extract of the teacher’s presentation «Topic of the lesson»
Stage 2 (Discussion)
You know, the Canadian writer (1911 – 1980) Marshal Mcluhan said «Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century». Is it really necessary to advertise goods or services? (pupils’ answers, speaking on the question «Adverts. To be or not to be?», ex. 2, p. 57)
Exercise 2, page 57
And where can we find information about goods and services? (pupils’ answer) Can you classify adverts into 4 different groups according to the place of publication? (pupils’ answer) That’s great! So they are… (presentation of the slide)
Picture 3. Slide 3. The extract of the teacher’s presentation. «Sorts of advertising»
Dear friends! Try to analyze these four types and tell me what all these adverts have in common (presentation of four different sorts of advertising: TV advert, radio advert, magazine advert and billboard advert).
Picture 4. Slide 4. Billboard advert
Picture 5. Slide 5. Magazine or newspaper adverts
Picture 6. Slide 7. TV advert
(pupils’ answer to the question «Slogan»)
Slogan. That’s right. So we can say that one of the principle parts of any advert is Slogan. And what Slogans do you know? (pupils’ answer)
I’ve prepared some more information for you. Let’s have a look at our screen. The most popular Slogans in the USA are… (presentation of the slide)
Picture 7. Slide 8.The extract of the teacher’s presentation. «The USA Slogans»
The most popular Slogans in Russia are… (presentation of the slide)
Picture 8. Slide 9. The extract of the teacher’s presentation. «Russian Slogans»
Do you know these brands? What are they? Let’s name them.
Dear friends! If we remember all the slides and adverts we can clearly understand that they all are different. And the way of promotion of the product depends on the audience the adverts are prepared for, on the product and of course on the policy of the company. So to understand it better I want you to look into your students’ books p. 57 and pick out the adjectives describing different adverts.
Key words: Opinion adjectives
(vocabulary group/individual work – reading, pronunciation, translation of the words)
Picture 9. Individual cards
Children take an advert prepared for them and try to describe it with the help of new words. For example: This is the advertising of one of the French mineral waters. It’s taken from a Russian magazine and it’s for different aged people. It’s made in the form of a cartoon to catch your eyes and to attract your attention. I think this advert is colourful, expressive and successful. Had I seen an ad like this I’d really like to buy this product.
Ok! Let’s continue describing adverts. Watch and tell me what your feelings and thoughts are? Is it a good way of promotion? (presentation of two video clips, discussion)
Picture 10. Slide 10. TV advert
P.S. This clip is demonstrated because of the educational moment. It is necessary for better understanding of the influence of adverts on people’s mind.
Picture 11. Slide 11. TV advert
So, now you are practically experts in advertising and because of that I want you to make up your own advert with the help of posters and a piece of written information. In 7 minutes we are checking your works but not in the usual form of reading your variant. I want you to be ready with acting out of the ad. You may use all the necessary things: telephone, umbrellas.
All the children are divided into groups of five. They are working in separate zones prepared for creative tasks. They are not sitting, they are standing. It helps to relax a little and to change the activity. It’s a kind of emotional and physical break in the middle of the lesson.
Stage 1- preparation (children put the cards in the correct order);
Stage 2 – presentation (children act out the conversation, if there is no wish to dramatize you may choose any other way you like);
Stage 3 – checking (children watch and compare their variant and the TV advert).
Before watching it the children are asked to think about advertising product. Girls and boys share their ideas and try to prove their point of view.
Picture 12. Demonstrative cards
Stage 3 (Sum - up)
Dear friends! You know, not only professionals but also amateurs are good at producing adverts and you are the best example of it. I hope to watch your individual adverts in some days if it’s possible.
11Новосибирская область. Учитель английского языка Курченкова Ж.В.