Functional speaking: making offers and requests
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a making request and offers in the context of real life situations, as: shopping, dining etc.
To provide practice in listening real life conversations and familiarise students with common requests and offers phrases
Procedure (39-51 minutes)
T shows 2 different pictures- exclusive boutique and market stall. Ss work in a pairs and try to answer questions: What are the differences between those 2 places? Who buys clothes in those shops? What about the service?
Ss listen to audio 1.40- 1.45, and try to match conversations to pictures from the WB. T asks students to work in a pairs and check their answers. Task 1: Ss listen to audio once again and tick the things customer asks for- peer checking.
Task 2: Ss works ina pairs, and match requests (1-5) with the offers (a-e), and try to find out which phrases are used in polite requests- more words included, more polite request. Task 3: Ss grading request from rude one to very polite one- works in 3 groups. Form of the requests: Give me... Give me... please Can you... Would you mind + verb ing... Could you possibly... I was wondering if by any chance you might be able...
Ss working in a pairs- Role play: Imagine you are: - a difficult customer in a boutique and a friendly assistant; - a polite customer and unhelpful assistant. .
Ss match request with the situations: - bank robbery; - asking course friend to lend you 10 liras; - asking your boss to pay you in advance; - asking for a refund in a shop; - asking your good friend for lending 1000 liras.