TP4 Dinner Date - Speaking and Vocabulary
Speaking: To provide fluency and accuracy in using communication fillers through the context of going out to dinner.
Listening: To practice in listening for specific information through the context of dinner date.
Vocabulary: To provide clarification and practice in communication fillers.
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
-Show different conversation fillers. Elicit from the students what they are. Try to get the word ''fill/filler''. -Students will work in pairs to do task 1. They need to match the groups of conversation fillers to their meanings. The answer key can be found at the bottom of the worksheet.
-The students will listen to a conversation between Derek and Avril. Ss will number the conversation fillers from task 1 in the order they are used. Students will check their answers with their partner before asking them to write the answer on the board. Listen to the track again then ask the students to check with their partner if we need to change any of answers on the board - Get general feedback.
-In A and B pairs,Ss take it in turns to read the text to their partner who must respond with appropriate conversation fillers whenever they can. Monitor the students during the speaking activity.
-Show a picture collage of famous people from the past. In pairs, encourage them to name each person from the picture. Elicit the answer from the students. If they don't know the person - admit it and ignore those people.
-In pairs, Imagine that you can invite one well-known person from the past (i.e. not still alive). Who will it be and why? What questions will you ask?
-Ss will work in group(preferably 3-4 members). Show students task 3. As a group, they need to invite any three well-known people from the past (i.e. not still alive) to join their group dinner. They need to talk about the questions and come up with one answer. They need to think about: the mixture of their guest, why the people they've invite make an interesting group, seating arrangement, what food to serve and why, which person will arrive late, who will get on really well together, who will have a terrible argument, what presents will each person bring, and what will they talk about and why? If there is time, ask students to present their work in class. Alternatively, two groups can merge to one and they can present their work.