Functional Language:Telephoning expression for problem solving
To provide students some expressions to get some help on the phone. As for the expressions, they will learn how to call a friend, a business, call back and leave/take a message.
To provide std the functional language (telephoning problems) via listening for gist and listening for details.
Procedure (31-42 minutes)
Here, the teacher will give hand out a worksheet with question about some specific problems like losing a passport, being locked out of house/car, being late for an appointment, etc .The teacher will tell the WC to read the Qs and talk about in pair to get some ideas from each other. Then the teacher will listen to some stds' situation by nımination them.
Here, the teacher will give the instructions about a listening activity and then play a track which has three conversations related to the topic (problems.) Here std will listen(listening for gist) to the track for matching the conversations with the situations ( losing the credit card, locking yourself out,losing the cell phone). And then they will listen to track to identify(listening for details) in which conversation people know each other. Feedback will be WC.
Here, stds will have an activity in which they will complete the conversations with the words. There are 4 extracts from 4 converstaions. They will check each other and then they will listen to the converstaions to check the As.
Here, some of the expressions in the functionl language will be studied in meaning, form, pronunciation. I will also do some M and P in the lead-in sessin to make some word clear for the students. There will be also a gap filling exercise to emphasize the function and the meaning of the language like "Calling back: I'll call you back. Leaving a message:İ Could I leave a message for him?"
Here, stds will be engaged with a flowchart activity. Stds will complete a conversation between two people. To make this activity, the teacher will do A-B grouping. She will do some ICQs to make sure the activity will be done in the clear way. Stds will make full sentences and complete the conversation.
Here stds are given some instructions to make their own conversations. They are expected to use the expressions from the telephoning expression charts and then pick a situation from the exercise which was done in the lead-in session. Th situations are losing keys, passport, credit card, etc., locking yourself out of your house/car, missing the last train or bus, being late for a meeting or an appoinment and getting lost in a city or a country? They will choose one of them and make a 12-sentence conversation about the target language. They will work in pairs, checked by pairs and then will be nominated to play their role play by the teacher.