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Functional Language: expressing opinions
upper- intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about how to express opinions by practicing and using the language in concern. The lesson starts with a refreshment about the previous section. This is followed by a practice of the target language. After that; meaning, pronunciation and structure will be made clear for students to understand. Finally there will be some controlled practice through filling in the gaps and free practice via a debate using speaking.


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice functional language for agreeing and disagreeing

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking for fluency


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To introduce the lesson, make the context interesting and engage students

- I will ask students about the topic of the previous lesson. - I tell students that they will practice expressing opinions and focus them on ex.1 (functional language) and handing them the script about the previous lesson.

Reading (4-8 minutes) • To practice reading for specific information and to contextualize and introduce the target language.

Teacher will pass the HO of the lesson (SB- P.19 and have them focus on ex. 1 expressions in bold. The students will work in pairs to scan the script in order to match the phrases (ex.1) with the correct speakers.

Highlighting target language (1-2 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students will be asked to work in pairs to speak out the phrases aloud so that the learners are focused on it.

Clarification of the target language (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- I will try to elicit the meanings of the phrases by asking some CCQs. - The students will practice saying the phrases through T- WC, PW. - The teacher will ask students what is common in terms of structure among all phrases to help find a pattern.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- Students work in pairs on ex.3- coursebook - Students take it in turns to read out a statement to their partner, who responds by using a phrase from ex.1.

Controlled written practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide a controlled written practice focused on using the language accurately

- Asking the students to do ex. 3 in the workbook (expressing opinions)- fill in the spaces with words from the list

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