Nisha Nisha

polite requests
Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will learn to make and respond to polite requests. They will learn to use appropriate vocabulary and practice asking for help through role plays. This lesson is based in the context of technology- various gadgets and machines that stop working and ss' conversations to communicate the problems and solutions using polite language.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice polite requests in the context of problems and solutions retaled to techonogy based machines.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice in using language related to making and responding to requests.


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Look at the pictures on page 62. Can you tell me what the problems are, in each picture? Have you ever faced any of these problem? Ask ss for their personal experiences. There are different ways of saying that something doesn't work. Can you look at 1C and identify the sentences that means the same as ' not working.' Only identify the problems. Can you match the problems to the pictures. Demonstrate one, if necessary.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Play the audio 3A. Before playing the audio, ask ss to identify the problem in each case and focus on the language. Play again if necessary. Ask ss to complete 3 B individually. Listen and check. Highlight the target language. Elicit examples from the ss.

Language Practice (15-20 minutes) • To review understanding of target language

Pair ss into A and B. Focus on 1A again. Ask all ss to read the problems and solutions given in 1C. Ask them to mark the problems as P and solutions as S. Now ask A s to read the problems and Bs to read the solutions. Ask all the A s to choose a problem from one of the pictures. Present the problem to your partner, B. Roleplay using the target language. Switch roles. Monitor and make notes. Feedback and corrections.

Controlled Practice (15-20 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Complete 4A. Peer check answers. Elicit as an open group. Ask ss to complete 5A. The exercise is a competition between the tables. Listen, check and ask ss to focus on the speaker's voice. Elicit the answers with the right intonation.

Language Practice (10-15 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Play the matching exercise game. ss have pieces of paper with requests. They go around looking for the partner with the correct response.

Free Practice (20-25 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Set up the role play.

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