Video Activity – Young Teens

Video Lesson Plan – Britain’s Got Talent

Young Teens

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:

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Answers: 1d   2i    3b    4e    5g    6h     7j     8f     9c     10a

Complete the sentences using one of the words above.

  1. I don’t want to be second – I want to be the _________________.
  2. John’s a fantastic singer and _________________in all the school shows.
  3. There’s a new TV _________________ called “Top Talent”. It’s on every Monday at 9 o’clock.
  4. It’s my _________________ to become a famous pop star like Rhianna.
  5. My cousin has a lot of _________________. She sings and plays the piano.
  6. Justin is always nervous before he goes on _________________ to perform.
  7. The _________________ screamed and clapped when One Direction finished singing.
  8. Sometimes it’s hard for the _________________ to decide the winner.
  9. My _________________ are collecting stamps and playing football.
  10. 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

  1. Do you sing or dance well?
  2. Do you play a musical instrument?
  3. Do you know anyone who is very talented?
  4. Do you like “reality” shows?
  5. Would you like to appear on TV?
  6. What’s your favourite TV show?
  7. What kind of TV shows are popular in your country?
  8. Are there any talent shows in your country?
  9. Has anyone famous ever appeared on a talent show in your country?
  10. 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.

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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.

Lesson Plan

Britain’s Got Talent Video Activity – TEACHER’S

Free Worksheet

Britain’s Got Talent Video Worksheet

Video link


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