This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Meghann Artes and the theme of speed-dating.In the lesson students talk about meeting a partner and dating, watch a short film, and read and discuss speed-dating questions.[289 words] 1) How has dating changed since the late nineties, according to the author?2) True or False: the author thinks dating requires more courage nowadays.3) According to the author, why is speed dating important in China?4) How has western society changed, morally, for the author? His girlfriend has dominated his life and you’re sick of it.
Tell them that there are 24 of the most popular speed-dating questions.
Step 6 Tell your students they are going to watch a short film in which a young woman called Ava goes speed-dating. Ask them to come up with 10 questions they would ask if they went speed-dating.
Elicit or explain that speed-dating is an organised event normally held in a bar in which single people seeking romantic relationships have a series of short conversations with potential partners in order to determine whether there is a mutual interest. Step 10 Give the students time to answer the questions and then compare their answers with a partner. Step 12 Get feedback from the whole class and discuss what they think are the best questions.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Talking about meeting a partner and dating, watching a short film, reading and discussing questions Topic: Speed-dating Language: Questions and vocabulary related to dating Materials: Short film and speed-dating questions Downloadable materials: speed dating lesson instructions speed dating questions Film English remains free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain.
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