Life Events Vocabulary Lesson
Intermediate, B1 level
To provide clarification and practice of how to give bad news in the context of life events
To provide product writing practice of a anectode in the context of giving bad news
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of giving bad news
Procedure (32-47 minutes)
- The T invites everyone on the board and asks them to write G if it is a good news and B if it is a bad bews. - They do a WC check. - The T asks the ss to get in pairs. - The T gives the instruction: "with your pair discuss which ones have happened to you before. You have 3 minutes."
- The T does chestig ad gives the instruction. "Now there are some bad news. Find the best way to give the bad news. You have 5 minutes." - While the ss are doing the task the T writes the questions for the next activity. (check language analysis for details) - When the time is up, the T gets the ss in pairs and let the check the answers. - The T elicits some answers and gives feedback on them. - The T sets the groups. - The T gives the instruction. "With your group, talk about how they give the bad news and discuss about these. (the T shows the questions on the board) You have 5 minutes." - When the time is up, the T elicits some answers and writes them on the board and tries to get the target language. (Give some good news, prepare your listener, give a reason, use a soft tone of voice, don't make people too upset)
- The T gives the instruction. "Now, complete the text with the words above it. You have 5 minutes." - When the time is up, the T starts the FB session and elicits answer and does error correction about the answers if necessary.
- The T gets te ss in pairs. - The T gives the instruction. "You will have one bad news. With your partner discuss how to give that bad news in the best way. Then write a dialogue about it. You have 5 minutes." - The T does ICQ. - When the time is up, the T gives the instruction. "Now, each pair will read their dialogue. When they are presenting their dialogue, the others will fill in this feedback sheet. (Does chesting for the FB paper) - The T spreads the papers and starts the presentation. After the presentations each pair gets their fb papers.