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4D, Going out, Functional Language
pre-intermediate level


in this lesson, students learn about different ways of invitations and suggestions through guided discovery based on the speaking (lead in) and the listening part. the lesson starts with a discussion about date. this is followed by listening where students listen to two conversations and answer which one is about invitation and which one is about suggestion. finally, there is some controlled practice through verb form and free practice via a final speaking activities.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for invitations and suggeastions in the context of going out

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for some words and expressions related to the context


warmer (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Greet students. 2. Write the following question on the board. • Who is your favorite actor/actress? Why? 3. Get WCFB and make them learn the expressions: • I have a crush on … 4. Ask CCQs to make sure students understand the expressions. • When you have a crush on sb, do you love or hate them? (I love them.) • When you have a crush on sb, do you them very well? (No, I don’t know them very well.) • Have you had a crush on sb? (Yes) • How did you feel? (I had a romantic feeling.) 5. Show the students 3 questions on the paper (chest HO) and read the questions out loud. 6. Give each pair questions and get them to ask and answer. • Notify: do it in pair and this is a speaking activities so speak only English. 7. Monitor the pairs to make sure students get the instruction. 8. Get WCFB, while they are sharing their notions, try to elicit the words ‘invite’ and ‘suggest’ and jot them down on the board.

Listening (10-15 minutes) • to prepare students for the language used in invitations and suggestions

1. Give each pair the picture of people talking in the conversation, introduce the listening task and write 2 questions on the board. • Who is speaking to who? • What is the relationship between them? • What are they talking about? 2. Ask them to repeat the questions and listen carefully. 3. WCFB. 4. Give each pair a paper consisting the list of 9 statements which have to be matched with the names of the characters in the listening task. 5. Ask them to listen again and write D, P, S, R. and ask ICQs. • Do you write the complete name or just the initial letter? • Where do you write the letter? 6. WCFB.

functional language: invitations and suggestions (10-15 minutes)

1. Go back to two words on the board, invitation and suggestion. Ask students which of the two conversations was about someone inviting someone and which was about someone making suggestions. 2. WCFB. 3. Clarify the meaning of the invitation and suggestion by following CCQs: • When you have an idea which you ask someone to think about, is it an invitation or suggestion? • When you have a request for someone to come to a place, is it an invitation or suggestion? 4. Exemplify the CCQs: • For example: when you have an idea to go to a new restaurant and say it to your friend to think about, is it an invitation or suggestion? • When you want to ask your friend to go on the movie with you, is it an invitation or suggestion? 5. Give students the handout which shows the different ways of invitations and suggestions. 6. Ask them to repeat the initial part. 7. Work on their pronunciation (would you). 8. Ask them to choose the correct verb form to complete the invitations and suggestions. 9. WCFB. 10. Ask for responses of invitations and suggestions, read the complete questions and ask students to agree or disagree. 11. Work on their pronunciation. 12. Show students the last paper (chest HO) and tell them that Mozart and Marilyn are dating and give them some time to choose the correct form for each verb. (alone) 13. WCFB. 14. In pairs, ask them to complete the dialogue with the sentences a-c. 15. WCFB.

controlled practice (3-5 minutes) • to practice more language used in the function as the final speaking activities

1. If time: Show a picture of the place on a piece of paper and on the other side yes or no. Show each pairs a name of the place and ask one to invite his/her partner, show yes or no to other and ask to accept or refuse.

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