Teaching Practice 1
To introduce students to the functional language of saying no.
To practice speaking for fluency
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
Ask the following Q's ; 'Do you think paintballing sounds like fun?' 'If a friend of yours invited you to play paintball, but you don't want to go, how could you politely say no?' Elicit polite ways of saying no from students and write them on the board (for later use)
Explain that students will learn polite ways of saying no. In pairs, introduce exercise 1 Check answers with class
Demonstrate activity - using whiteboard draw table with the below headings 'a very definite firm no, possibly rude, less than 100%, polite, saying no but not sure' Ask class where the below phrases sit You must be joking!, Certainly not, no way!, I don't see why I should' Not really, not exactly, possibly not. I'm afraid not, I'd love to but I can't Not to my knowledge In groups, students review ex 2 phrases selection. Ask each group where they think the phrases sit.
ex 3 Students to complete gap fill activity
Put students into A and B pairs Introduce mini role play - the person answering questions must always respond in the negative Student A: You are a customer who wants to return a faulty computer you bought yesterday from student B, who is a shop assistant. Student B: You are a hotel guest who wants to ask Student A, the hotel receptionist, for some help with a serious problem in your room. Student A: You are a police officer who has stopped Student B in the street because you think they are a bank robber. Student B: You are a newspaper reporter who is interviewing Student A, a famous football player.