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Functional speaking: making offers and requests
intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn how, when and where use requests and offers phrases. Lesson will start with short subject introduction- how do we makes offers and request according to places we are in, person we direct our request or offer, and their grading- from rude to very polite ones.


Abc Task 2

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a making request and offers in the context of real life situations, as: shopping, dining etc.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in listening real life conversations and familiarise students with common requests and offers phrases


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

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.

Useful Language (15-18 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

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...

Productive Task and Feedbacks (10-13 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

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. .

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To revue students knowledge

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.

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