Language Focus: Functional Language
Listening and speaking
Procedure (35-49 minutes)
I will tell ss that one of my friends wants to visit Istanbul and she is not sure where to stay. Which place do you recommend (you think it is the best) for her to stay in a hotel or someone's home (an apartment or a house)? Some would say a hotel while the others will say an apartment. I will divide the class into 2 groups. I will ask group to recommend a place explaining why. I will monitor to provide any help if necessary. I will present the word "recommendation". I will ask each group about its recommendation. Then, I will ask one group to write about the advantages and disadvantages of staying in a hotel and the other to write about the advantages and disadvantages of staying in someone's home . Ss will write down their answers. I will monitor to check if ss are on the right track or not and to provide any help if necessary. Then , ss from different groups will sit together to complete the rest of the task
I will ask ss to look at the pictures . I will ask them "What do you think the people in the pictures want to know? I will divide the ss into pairs . I will ask them to try to guess and I will listen to their predictions. I will ask ss to listen to the CD and find out if their predictions are right or wrong . I will monitor . I will ask ss to check answers. I will get the answers from ss.
I will give ss an exercise about the two conversations. I will ask them to listen and to tick the three things each speaker recommends . Ss will listen to the CD. I will monitor. Ss will check answers in pairs. I will check the answers with ss.
I will give ss an exercise and I will ask them to underline the phrases used in the conversations to make recommendations. I will monitor . I will ask ss to check answers in pairs. I will get the answers from ss. I will write these answers on board. I will drill the new phrases and expressions with ss.
I will ss to listen again and ask them " How do the visitors reply to the recommendations?" I will ask ss to tick the phrases the visitors used. I will monitor . I will ask ss to check answers in pairs. I will get the answers from ss. I will write the answers on board and drill them with ss.
I will ask the class into pairs. One will be a business visitor to Istanbul and the other will be a local resident . A will ask B "Excuse me, I 'm new in this city. Can you recommend anything to see nearby?" B will take his time to answer the questions using the new phrases he has already been taught and then they change roles. We may shuffle the pairs once more for more practice.
If there is any time left, I will ask ss to complete a magazine article about Istanbul using the target langauae