Speaking for fluency through the context of dilemmas and by giving advice.
Reading problems, Writing Solutions for speaking stage, Listening to peers giving advice.
Procedure (44-51 minutes)
- What kind of problems do we have in our lives everyday? - Are they really big problems? - What is a dilemma? (Elicit) CCQ: If you are in a dilemma is it easy to make a decision? Is it easy to choose one thing? If they don't know it, explain that dilemma is a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two different things you could do. When I have a problem and I talk about my problem to my friend, what does my friend do? (Elicit - advice) Point out the difference between advice and advise.
- Give each group a different dilemma. - Ask Ss to read with their partner and write a summary of the problem. - After all the groups read their problems to the class, - They are supposed to get their advice from the walls. - Ss read the advice they have to the class.
- Elicit how to give advice, write on the board: You could..... You should...... I think you should....... In your position, I'd / wouldn't............ Personally, I would (never)....... CCQs for the forms on the board: Does the person have to do what I say? Do I just give an idea? What form of verb should I use to complete the sentences? Drill the pronunciation of I'd.
- Ask Ss to write their own dilemmas. - Tell them they will later read it to the class and ask for advice. - Give them 5 min. Tell them to ask for help when they need. - Help whenever they need and monitor! - When they finish, they read their problem to the class. - The rest has 2 min. to write or give an advice.
- Tell them it is teachers turn to ask for advice, - Tell them your dilemma, I have a boyfriend, I love him,he loves me. I met his mother, she is always nice to me but I think she is also jealous of her son. If there is still time left, do some error correction or clean the board and revise the things (functional language) they've learned.