Tracy Jansen Tracy Jansen

Functional Language - Buying Clothes
Elementary level


DLC Celta TP7 Unit 11 - Looks Useful Phrases


Abc Useful Phrases
Abc Listening from CD

Main Aims

  • To provide and practice useful phrases when buying clothing.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To encourage fluency and accuracy while paying particular attention to pronunciation.


Warmer/Lead-in (12-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Discuss past weekend events in Durban. Relate my shopping trip to the Pavilion Shopping Centre with its variety of clothing shops - list with visual cues - students to match clothing nouns to the relevant store.

Exposure (10-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the target language through listening

Introduce my friend Erica who had received an invitation to a formal dinner and didn't know what to wear. Listen to 2.59 for her shopping experience. What colour dress did she buy?

Productive Task (11-11 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

After listening 2.59 for a second time, students to complete Unit 11, Pg 76, Q3 individually. ASK ICQs BEFORE HANDING OUT SHEET. Time limit set at 3 minutes. WC feedback. Play track 2.60 to check answers. Then students draw a phrase out the basket and read aloud to check pronunciation.

Free Practice (12-12 minutes) • To allow students to practice the learned functional language.

Set each pair a hypothetical situation between a customer and sales assistant for them to practice their fluency of the useful shopping phrases. Set a time limit for preparation of dialogue to enable feedback x 5

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