Video Lesson Plan – Britain’s Got Talent
I’m teaching young teens and we are using Activate A2 in class – we’re finishing Unit 1 and I’ve put together this video to supplement the material. There is a video included in the Teacher’s material – it’s too brief and not very challenging.
Step 1: Do the following exercises:
Match the words with the definitions:
Answers: 1d 2i 3b 4e 5g 6h 7j 8f 9c 10a
Complete the sentences using one of the words above.
- I don’t want to be second – I want to be the _________________.
- John’s a fantastic singer and _________________in all the school shows.
- There’s a new TV _________________ called “Top Talent”. It’s on every Monday at 9 o’clock.
- It’s my _________________ to become a famous pop star like Rhianna.
- My cousin has a lot of _________________. She sings and plays the piano.
- Justin is always nervous before he goes on _________________ to perform.
- The _________________ screamed and clapped when One Direction finished singing.
- Sometimes it’s hard for the _________________ to decide the winner.
- My _________________ are collecting stamps and playing football.
- Simon Cowell judges the _________________ on “The X Factor” and “Britain’s Got Talent”.
Answers: 1. winner 2. takes part 3. show 4. dream 5. talent 6. stage 7. audience 8. judges 9. hobbies 10. contestants
Step 2: Ask the students to discuss the following questions
- Do you sing or dance well?
- Do you play a musical instrument?
- Do you know anyone who is very talented?
- Do you like “reality” shows?
- Would you like to appear on TV?
- What’s your favourite TV show?
- What kind of TV shows are popular in your country?
- Are there any talent shows in your country?
- Has anyone famous ever appeared on a talent show in your country?
- Would you like to be a judge on a talent show?
Step 3: Explain what Britain’s Got Talent is like:
“Britain’s Got Talent” is a British television talent show competition which started in June 2007. The auditions take place in front of the judges and a live audience. At any time during the audition, the judges may show stop the act by pressing a buzzer which lights a large red “X” on the stage. If all the judges press their buzzers, the act ends immediately. The judging panel give an act a “Yes” if they like them and would like them to return for the next show.
(Video sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G738zipcoec; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdDIsImNfBY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GChuwkt2DS4; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePalTFw5iKM)
Step 4: Watch the video and ask your students to complete the table below (answers)
Step 5: Ask the students which act they liked the most.