Beyhan Ince Arslan Beyhan Ince Arslan

TP 5
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will gain ability to give advice. They will be reading certain problems from "Dear Abby". They will work on a writing task based on their "Dear Abby" problems, they will have to give advice based on the problems.


Abc Smart board
Abc Straightforward Intermediate Unit 7c page 72
Abc Dear Abby questions - White board
Abc List of 7 advice starters

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for giving advice

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a giving advice


Lead - in (3-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic/theme of the lesson

*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

Preparing to write (8-10 minutes) • To provide ideas to write about

*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

Useful language (6-8 minutes) • To provide and clarify language which learners will need to complete the writing task.

*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

Writing task (10-12 minutes) • For learners to practice their written fluency in relation to giving advice

*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.

Feedback on written task (8-10 minutes) • To allow learners to compare results of the task.

*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.

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