Ekaterina Ekaterina

Taking and leaving a phone message
Elementary, A2 level

Description

In this lesson, the students will learn how to take and leave messages over the telephone. Through vocabulary, listening and role-play exercises, students will learn to leave a message for someone, take down a message from a caller and exchange information on the phone.

Materials

Abc Fill-in HO
Abc CD 1
Abc Role-reading HO
Abc Find the expression HO
Abc Pictures
Abc Fill-in HO
Abc Role-play cards

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information and detailed listening practice of language used to take and leave a phone message

Subsidiary Aims

  • The students will improve their productive skills while they practice for taking and leaving a phone message

Procedure

Stage 1 (Lead-in) (3-5 minutes) • To introduce the lesson and make the context of the lesson interesting for the SS

The T greets the students. The T takes the phone and imitates a phone call. The T asks the students '' What am I doing?'' to elicit the vocabulary. The T hangs two pictures on the board and asks the students '' What can you see on the pictures? What are people doing?''

Stage 2 (Listen and fill in the gaps) (7-9 minutes) • To provide a controlled listening practice for specific information

The T gives out the worksheet. The T gives the instructions '' Listen to Rocio and Paul's conversation. Complete the Paul's note.'' Play CD 1, track 1,41. Listen again if needed. The T elicits the answers from SS and writes them on the board.

Stage 3 (Drill Reading) (8-10 minutes) • To emphasize the pronunciation, intonation and practice structural patterns

The T puts the students in pairs. The T gives out the worksheet. The T gives the instructions. ''Read the conversation in pairs. You have 2 min.'' The T monitors the students. The T splits the class into two groups.The T gives the instructions. '' One group is Rocio and another group is Rocio. Paul group is reading Paul's lines and Rocio group is reading Rocio's lines.'' The T asks SS to demonstrate the task.

Stage 4 (Fill in the gaps) (8-10 minutes) • To practice the structural patterns that can be applied in the context of taking and leaving a phone message

The T gives out the worksheet. The T gives the instructions. '' Find the phrases in the dialogue.'' The T demonstrates the activity and writes the answer on the board. The T elicits answers from students and writes them on the board. The T passes out the worksheet. The T gives the instructions. ''Complete the conversations with the missing words.'' The T monitors SS. The T elicits the answers from students. SS read the answers in pairs.

Stage 5 (Role-play) (9-11 minutes) • To activate and practice functional language

The T puts the students in pairs. The T gives the role-play cards. The T gives the instructions. ''Take and leave a phone message. Use the information on the card.'' The T demonstrates the activity with a student. The T monitors SS. The T asks some SS to do a role-play activity.

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