Gulshan Gulshan

Nabiyeva Gulshan*07/08/2015* TP 2
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will make comments on the certain situation which will introduce the topic of the lesson. They will listen to a dialogue between two friends, doing specific listening task. Then Ss will elicit new functional language for making indirect comments from the script of that dialogue. The lesson will be followed by speaking where Ss will make comments in the context of school.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of functional language for talking about people indirectly

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide deduction listening practice using a dialogue between two women who make comments on their friend.


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To introduce Ss to the topic of the lesson

T will set a situatiion in which one tourist in a foreign country asks for directions to the nearest metro station,but is helped by nobody. Ss will imagine that situation and make comments on the people of that area.

Pre-listening (1-2 minutes) • To introduce Ss to the context of the listening

Ss will look at the picture of two women who are in a bar on the WB. Ss will guess who the people and where they are. Then, Ss will read the statements from the WB and guess the names of people in the picture.

While-listening (3-4 minutes) • To listen for details

Ss will listen to a dialogue and decide whether the statemnts on the WB are Tor F. Then, they will check their answers in pairs before doing so with WC.

Post-listening (8-10 minutes) • To elicit the meaning of new functional language from the script of the previously listened dialogue.

T distributes folded scripts of dialogue to Ss. Ss look at highlighted phrases and try to guess their meaning firstly, on their own and then, they discuss their opinions with their partners. After eliciting meanings from Ss, T clarifies new language if necessary. Then, Ss unfold their HOs and match direct phrases which are under the dialogue with the highlighted phrases in the dialogue. After working individually, Ss check their answers in pairs. WC feedback is provided by calling two volunteers to the WB to read the same dialogue using direct phrases.

Matching activity (1-2 minutes) • To be able to recognize direct and indirect ways of commenting

T sticks cut-up sentences which are direct ways of commenting to the board and distibutes different-coloured cut-up sentences which are indirect ways of commenting to Ss. Ss match their sentences with the ones on the WB. WC feedback is provided afterwards.

Speaking (15-20 minutes) • To use the language of commenting in the context of parents' day

T writes Parents' Day on the board and asks students its meaning. Ss are devided into teachers and parents groups. The first group is provided with useful language and the names of subjects which bill be on the WB, while the second group will get pictures of their children. Teachers will be in diffrent parts of the room, and parents will approach them with questions about their children's performance at school showing their children's pictures. After discussing pupils' performance with teachers, parents describe their son or daughter to the WC.

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