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

Download worksheets 86k pdf

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First published in 2005

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Thanks for your feedback on this lesson, and for drawing attention to the errors in the worksheet. It has been updated now to correct the typos.

We hope your students enjoy the lesson!

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Submitted by Gulshan Huseynli on Sun, 05/22/2011 - 13:29


My students liked to make posters very much. It was fun for them and mainly it involved all the students to the lesson.  We also did Venn diagram. They were very keen on comparing their habits with the UK teenagers.

Submitted by Gulnaz-tch on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 17:37


Today I have taught this lesson to my 9-th form.They liked to debate, make poster and describe their favourite programms .Thank you for this lesson plan

Submitted by agayeva shefeq7394 on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:20


thank you very much for the favourable lesson plan.I tried it in my class.This was very good topic for them.They mostly liked making a poster in pairs.A jigsaw reading activity was useful too.This activity involved all the syudents   

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