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Young people and television

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This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at pre intermediate level explores the theme of TV programmes. Students will make a poster and develop speaking skills in the form of a role play.


In this lesson the students will look at the television viewing habits of young people in the UK and compare them to the habits of young people in their own country.

They will begin by making television posters, then they will do a split reading activity in pairs. The text is about television habits in the UK. They will complete a questionnaire about their own viewing habits and discuss how their habits are different from those of young people in the UK. There is an optional role-playing activity where students have to agree on what to watch on television.


TV programmes


Pre-Intermediate and above


 60-90 mins


Lesson Plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.

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Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • Split reading Student A
  • Split reading Student B
  • Questionnaire
  • Role-play cards with instructions

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First published in 2005

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Language level
Language Level: 
Pre-intermediate: A2