To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of relationships
To provide practice of idioms in the context of relationships
Procedure (45-52 minutes)
Show the couples' pictures to elicit "to have a row", "get married" (wedding) get divorced" "be married" (after the wedding you are ...?)
Give the idioms about relationships and ask them to match the idioms with the definitions give 2 minutes then give the answer key. Pairwork: ask them to complete sentences. When a couple ....... , they + idiom. Demonstrate on the board. When couples don't consider things from each other's perspectives, they get on each other's nerves. Monitor the students and give immediate correction where necessary.
Give the relationship quotes HOs, and ask the students to read them. Give a brief explanation about what you think of one of them and ask them to which quote has been referred. When students give the correct answer, ask them to read the quotes again, and do the same explaining their partners without telling which quote it was. Encourage them to use the isioms
Divide the classroom into two groups one group discusses this: " Why do young people's marriages usually last very short? What are the reasons behind their failed marriages?" Second group: "Why do older couples' marriages last so long? What are the reasons behind their successful marriages?" Two groups will be given a piece of sheet with one question. Ask them to take notes and refer to their notes in their next conversation task. Monitor their notes for immediate correction. Give 5 minutes for preparation. Monitor the groups without interrupting. After the discussion each member of the group finds a partner from the opposite group and tells what they discussed referring to their notes.
Draw two columns on the board. Write " Healthy relationship" on the one column and write "Unhealthy relationship" on the other side. Ask students to stand up and write the things that they can think of on each column. Demonstrate first: Healthy relationship: Understanding Unhealthy Relationship: Jealousy