To introduce students to the functional language of saying "no"
To practice speaking for fluency
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
I ask " Does paint-balling sound like fun?" and listen to their answers and then find the ones who are not very interested in this hobby.
I ask the ones who were not interested in this hobby, "How would you say "no" to an invitation to paint-balling?" and elicit some answers.
I put the elicited answers along with some other suggestions on the board.
I divide the items on the board into 3 groups; polite, firm and uncertain
1) I give out the first Handout which is exercise1 from the student's book page 9. students are supposed to find the best answer to complete the dialogues. Then students check answers in pairs before listening to the audio file for the final check. 2) Pair-work; I give them a set of cards consisting of 3 incomplete dialogues and 3 answers to fit in the sentences. Students are supposed to match them and then, I give them the write answers.
I instruct students to make 5 Yes/No questions about their friend's hobby and ask them to their partners.
Pair-work, Instant mini-role-paly; I give the students their role cards. Student A is a customer who wants to return a computer they bought yesterday. Student B is a shop assistant who rejects the request because of shopping terms and conditions mentioned on the receipt.