Amy Sindicic Amy Sindicic

The language of inviting and accepting/refusing invitations
A1 Beginners level

Description

In this lesson, students will learn and practice both formal and informal ways to invite, and to accept and refuse definitions. They will practice speaking and if there is time, they will practice invitations in written form.

Materials

Abc WB
Abc Board Game HO
Abc People Cards
Abc Verb Cards
Abc Accept / Reject Cards
Abc Small pieces of paper

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for Invitations - Giving and accepting/refusing in the context of free time activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Giving and accepting/refusing invitations in the context of free

Procedure

Warm up - Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To engage students and activate their background knowledge of free time activities

T asks Ss what they have been talking about in the lessons this week. Hopefully Ss will say food and parties. T will then give each student a small piece of paper to write their favorite free time activities or things they do for fun.

Presentation and Practice of Invitations (7-10 minutes) • To teach students expressions for inviting and to give them practice using such expressions.

T will write "Do you want to ______________?" on the WB She will have students practice the reduced form of 'wanna,' and the intonation or stress. She will have students practice asking verbally with different verbs and answering "Yes, I do." or "No, I don't" She will mark next to this sentence (anyone, so-so) She will then write about it "Would you like to __________" She will practice the pronunciation and reduced form with Ss and intonation. She will mark "formal" next to this sentence and explain that it is for people you don't know or teachers/professors or the president of Turkey for example. She will then write "How about ________________ ing? under "Do you want to ____?" She will practice pronunciation and intonation. She will write "informal" and explain this is for friends and family. On the WB a cline will be the result of a cline comparing the levels of formality. Students will be given the opportunity to practice inviting people with different levels of formality.

Presentation and Practice of Accepting Invitations (3-5 minutes) • To teach students expressions for accepting invitations and to give them practice using such expressions.

T will write on WB "I'd love to, thank you." She will practice the pronunciation with Ss and the intonation / stress. She will write "formal" next to this expression. Below it, she will write "Sure, what time?" She will practice pronunciation with Ss and the intonation and stress. She will write "informal" next to this expression. She will give Ss People cards and they will practice accepting invitations according to the level of formality that is appropriate for the person indicated on the card.

Presentation and Practice of Declining Invitations (3-5 minutes) • To teach students expressions for declining invitations and to give them practice using such expressions.

T will write on WB "I'd love to, but I have to _____________." She will practice the pronunciation with Ss and the intonation / stress. She will write "formal" next to this expression. Below it, she will write "I can't I have to ___________" She will practice pronunciation with Ss and the intonation and stress. She will write "informal" next to this expression. She will give Ss People cards and they will practice declining invitations according to the level of formality that is appropriate for the person indicated on the card.

Practice with HO and Board Game (10-15 minutes) • To practice inviting people of different levels of formality and accepting / rejecting such invitations with the proper level of formality

T will give Ss a HO to practice choosing the correct level of formality for inviting and accepting / declining invitations. Ss will work individually then compare with partner. Answer s will be discussed with WC if monitoring proves this necessary. Next students will work in pairs or groups of 3-4 students (depending on the total # of students) to play a board game. T will explain rules first. 1. Ss will all begin on START. 2. Ss will take turns flipping a coin. Heads moves 1 space and Tails moves 2 spaces. 3. Ss will make the proper invitation by picking a verb card and people card. Then they will ask another student to take an accept / decline card and that S will accept or reject the invitation to the correct level of formality. 4. Ss will play until someone reaches FINISH.

Practice telephone invitations (15-20 minutes) • To practice inviting people of different levels of formality and accepting / rejecting such invitations with the proper level of formality on the telephone

Ss will sit back to back in pairs. One student will draw a Verb Card and a People Card and make an invitation. The partner will draw an accept or reject card and answer accordingly. Each pair will take turns until all people cards are used then switch partners and repeat process.

Freer Practice (5-10 minutes) • To practice inviting people of different levels of formality and accepting / rejecting such invitations with the proper level of formality

Ss will stand and invite another student to do something. The other student will accept or reject. Then they will switch roles. Ss will try with several students. T will monitor for fluency and assist with verb cards if necessary and other corrections or assistance.

Backup (5-8 minutes) • To practice inviting people of different levels of formality and accepting / rejecting such invitations with the proper level of formality

Ss will work individually to write an email inviting a classmate to do something. T will monitor and give assistance where necessary. Ss will discuss emails and respond if time permits.

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