To provide practice of language used for giving advice
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a giving advice
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
*Ask ss what advice is.. *Tell ss that "I have a friend that needs advice for a problem she is having" *Project the model problem on the board and have ss read the problem. *Have ss discuss the problem with their partners, what advice would they possibly give to this individual in the example and why would they give that advice? *Have ss pick one piece of advice out of the two of them and share with teacher and rest of class. *Show advice given from book on smart board
*Show projection of "Dear Abby" questions on smart board *Label each problem A, B or C *Separate ss in pairs, each pair will get one of the above problems (2 groups may get the same question, depending on the amount of students in class) *Ss will work in groups to read and discuss the problems that they are assigned
*Ss will have a slide on the board containing 7 different advice giving starters *Ss will be instructed to use 3 out of 7 of these starters in their advice paragraphs, as well as, reasons why they would give each piece of advice. 1. I think you should.. 2. Why don't you... 3. What you need to do is... 4. Have you thought about... 5. If I were you, I'd... 6. Have you tried... 7. There's no harm in... *Go over these points to make sure ss understand them, as well as, the instructions given. Use CCQ's. How many of these starters are we using? 3 Are we writing why we are giving the advice? Yes
*Ss will write advice with a partner *They will be reminded to use 3 of the given advice starters (see CCQ's) *Teacher will monitor as ss work together to write their answers. *After students are done writing their pair answers, they will be instructed to work in groups (A's+A's and B's+B's) to discuss the problems and advice that was given *Ss will have to figure out which one of their answers is the best advice out of all of them.
*After one advice paragraph is chosen out of the A's and one is chosen out of the B's, ss will all work together to give each other feedback. *A group will explain the problem they were given and the advice that they came up with to B group. Then B group will explain the problem they were given and the advice they came up with to the B group. *Teacher will give delayed feedback for errors heard when monitoring conversations.