The language of inviting and accepting/refusing invitations
A1 Beginners level
To provide practice of language used for Invitations - Giving and accepting/refusing in the context of free time activities
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Giving and accepting/refusing invitations in the context of free
Procedure (50-76 minutes)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.