Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva 

Day and Date: Tuesday, 09/06/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Russian, Advanced 

Class theme/topics discussed: Horror stories 

Goal of the class: to talk about horror stories (repeat the vocabulary for this topic); to introduce small pieces of Russian horror stories 

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up.

– Do you like horror stories?

– Did you read them when you were a kid?

– Do you watch scary movies? Why or why not?

5 minutes.

  1. Introduce the vocabulary for horrors.

Фильм ужасов


Сцены насилия

Человеческие внутренности

Сверхъестественное существо





Леденящий кровь

10 minutes

  1. Listen to the video: (The Ad about Vacuum Cleaner). Try to guess what is going on there. Then watch the video and compare it with the students’ replies.

10 minutes

  1. Invent a horror story. The class is divided into pairs. Each pair gets a beginning of the story in comics. The task is to finish it.

Stories used for the comics:

  1. Проснулся я из-за того, что услышал стук по стеклу. Сначала я подумал, что кто-то стучит в мое окно, но потом услышал стук еще раз… из зеркала.
  2. С утра я обнаружил на телефоне фотографию спящего себя. Я живу один.
  3. Мама позвала меня на кухню, но по пути туда я услышал, как мама шепчет из другой комнаты: “Не ходи туда, я тоже это слышала”.

15-20 minutes

  1. Talk about your favorite horror stories or the famous 5C horrors.

10 minutes

  1. Wrap up. Video “Mashkini strashilki”: http://xn—-7sbajjbec0dd3k7b.xn--p1ai/mashkiny_strashilki/3-pro-chudovishh.

5 minutes

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Internet, Comic Life app

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The class went well. The students didn’t know any horror stories about 5C but we found some other questions to discuss. The cartoon was a little bit difficult as there’re no subtitles but they got the idea of it and that’s great!!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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