Claire Luxford Claire Luxford

TP 3 Functional language 'How much is a coffee?'
Beginner level


In this lesson the students will be introduced to how to say prices in different currencies. They will do a listening task to help understand the spoken form of currencies. They will practice the functional language for asking about prices in relation to food and drink using a small amount of new food vocab.


Abc Teacher-made flashcards
Abc Price matching HO adapted from Face2Face Starter
Abc Menu/Food and Drink HO from Face2Face Starter

Main Aims

  • To get the Ss to practice using the functional language of money, prices and the question 'how much is it?'

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening and speaking skills and learn some basic food vocab


Lead- in (3-5 minutes) • To very quickly set the context for the lesson by discussing price of coffee

T asks Ss 'do you like coffee?' using cup of coffee as prop. T gives very brief anecdote: 'I live in Cihangir. The coffee in Cihangir is very expensive!' Ss might ask 'how much is it?' If they don't get them to guess by writing a ? on WB and putting a couple of different prices. Put the question on WB: 'how much is it?'

Functional language for saying/writing prices in different currencies (8-10 minutes) • To introduce Ss to functional language for saying/writing prices using clarification + matching task

T elicits TL (prices) using pictures of notes + the symbols. T sticks up some price tags with a range of different prices in short form (eg $2.50) + corresponding cards in word form (see WB plan) Clarification: Meaning: Should be clear from pictures but maybe try CCQs like 'which one will I use in London/New York/Rome/Istanbul? to double-check Form: 'Ten pounds and fifty pence' indicate short form = ten pounds fifty = ten fifty 'Ten dollars and fifty cents = ten dollars fifty= ten fifty (same for euros, elicit this 'same or different'?) Pronunciation: drill pronunciation chorally then separately as required Controlled practice: ex 1 a 'matching' Instructions: T chests HO 'numbers/words' match By yourself (or 'alone') Ss check in pairs quickly T gives an answer key

Skills practice for prices (listening and writing) (8-10 minutes) • To get Ss to practice listening to/understanding spoken form of prices

(I think the context for the listening has been sufficiently set and not sure if I need to pre-teach any vocab because they are just listening for the prices/really just doing a gist task as practice?) Instructions: - Let's listen - There are five conversations - Listen and write the prices in short form (point to short form example on board to clarify) - Work alone ICQs Do we write the long or short form? Do we write names or numbers? Ss listen and write T monitors and decides whether its worth playing recording again (since it's only really a gist task probably not) Ss check in pairs T takes some WC feedback (try to use 'do you guys agree?' to include less vocal students) Extension activity: Instructions: T chests HO 'in pairs, one person read the price and the other write the price (in short form)' Do quick demo if necessary Halfway through get students to check and then give writers some numbers to read. Take quick FB (was it difficult?)

Functional language ('how much is it?' and food vocab intro) (5-10 minutes) • To clarify functional language for asking about prices (sub aim to quickly introduce the food vocab)

T elicits questions: I want this apple, to learn the price, what can I ask ...? If nobody guesses use scaffolding. How much ___ this apple? Short form? How much is it? Two apples? How much ___ the apples? Short form How much ____ they? Meaning: CCQs Is this asking the price or number of apples? Form: label plural vs singular form difference clearly Pronunciation: drill the sentences naturally chorally/this half/ that half/ individually Who's hungry? Elicit food and drink vocab for exc 6 using pictures on WB, there are lots of cognates so should be ok Quickly drill them Instructions: T chests handout 'here is a menu, here are some foods, match' Get any early finishers to write their answers on WB and/or give answer key

Speaking practice asking about prices using food vocab (10-12 minutes) • To get Ss to practice speaking using functional language about prices and food vocab

T demos 'S how much is an egg sandwich and a coke?' S gives price. How can we answer positively? 'Ok, thank you' or 'oh no thanks' T - everybody stand up and ask each other T monitors and takes FB and does delayed error correction on WB if time (will likely be missing/incorrect articles)

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