To provide clarification and practice of language used for making requests in the context of a dinner date
To provide fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of a dinner party conversation
Procedure (42-49 minutes)
Refer to the listening text they listened to and ask what it was about. Ask questions about the context- elicit request and permission Write one or two example sentences onto the w/b.
Ask Ss to work in pairs and to have a look at the tapescript and to find the examples of the phrases given & underline them. (The tapescript is divided into 3 parts as it's too long, each pair will have one part of the conversation.) Tell Ss to check their answers with other pairs. Give them the answer key to check their answers.
Ask Ss to work in small groups. Give each group a set of phrases. Tell them to match the phrases with the pre-prepared headings and stick them on the walls. Tell Ss to check their answers with the other groups (peer-checking). Show the table on the w/b through a projector Get w/c feedback and deal with any questions.
Show some example sentences from the listening text. Ask CCQs to check Ss' understanding of the meaning. Draw a cline to draw attention to the politeness of the phrases. Give them a minute to discuss with their partners. Nominate Ss to come to the board and write the phrases from the least polite to the most polite. Check Ss' understanding of the meaning by asking about the hypothetical situations. Ask Ss to focus on the form and elicit the verb forms for each. Analyse the language by highlighting the different uses and using different colours. Model the intonation of one or two sentences and give them the opportunity to drill chorally and individually.
Play the recording of the short exchanges. Ask Ss to work in pairs and to find what is wrong with the responses. w/c feedback Tell Ss to match questions with the responses. (this will be a cut-up activity. Some Ss will have the questions and some will have the responses. They will also be grouped for the next activity) Play the recording for Ss to check their answers and focus on the intonation by modelling and drilling.
Give them all the questions and responses in the previous exercise. Tell Ss to practice the questions and responses, concentrating on making their intonation as polite as possible. Get w/c feedback
Tell Ss to work in pairs(Student A: guest; Student B: host). Ask them to act out a dinner party conversation using the information given. Get w/c feedback.