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Memes

Students read about and discuss memes and social groups. This lesson includes speaking practice for “getting” and explaining memes. A class challenge is also included.

Note: You may want to have a class debate about whether GIF is pronounced with a hard g or a soft g. The audio of this lesson offers both versions.

Vocabulary
  • coin
  • evolution
  • catchy
  • genetic
  • go viral
  • shelf life
  • catch on
  • captioned
  • shock value
  • GIF (hard or soft g)
  • sophisticated
  • mash-up
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion questions
  • speaking practice
  • group activity
  • listening gap-fill
Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)