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getting around
PI- touchstone 2- 202 - Unit 6 - lesson B level


in this lesson Ss will learn how to ask for and give direction. the will also learn how to offer and ask for help using "can" and "could"


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of ask for and give direction

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of a


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

provide the context for Ss to teach the phrase " getting around". Ask Ss how they usually get around their city? (taking a bus, metro, taxi, walk, etc) and what about the time that you aren't familiar with city and directions like the time you go on holiday? how do you find out how to get to a place? elicit possible answers like: using a map or GPS, ask someone for help. then through examples teach vocabularies such as : departure, destination and direction. then Ss are given a short time to take a look at the map and name different places on it.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

exercise A in part 1 bring some photos showing people asking for direction and teach the relevant vocabularies such as: go straight, turn right/left, go up/down, go to the end of, block, take the turning, on the right/left, traffic lights, crosswalk, pedestrian crossing, zebra crossing, junction, circle, dead end street, etc. (plus repetition and boarding) listen to the conversation between two people asking for and giving direction. first time listen for the destination second time follow the direction on the map read the conversation to check do the role play in pairs

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

exercise B in part 1 1. draw Ss's attention to the incomplete conversations and ask them to read and highlight the location and final destination of both of them on the map 2. complete the questions by the help of models they already had. 3. use the map to put the directions in order 4. FB 5. role play 6. CCQs: a syn for walk straight??? ( go straight ahead) how to say people take a turn??? ( turn to right/left) if you go past the bank, do you go after or before it? do you walk or drive on pedestrian crossing? how many streets meet each other at a junction?

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

draw Ss's attention to the two conversations on p.56 again ans ask them which of the people (A/B) is asking/ making a request for help and which one offers to help? Ss are supposed to underline the request and offer in the conversation. elicit and board them. ask for the differences between them which is the way to use "can" and "could" ask them to read more examples in the grammar bow on p.57 and let them to come up with the rule themselves.

Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

cover exercise A in part 2 and assign some of them as their homework. refer them to p.145 and do some of the extra practices. exercise A in part 3 Ss are supposed to find the ocean hotel on the map and listen to 4 conversations to find out their destinations. listen again to follow the direction on the map

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

Ss are given a short time to make a similar conversation between a concierge and a tourist asking for direction using the map.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

ask Ss to make a request for direction and work on the questions in exercise B part 3. (model it) then make new requests and ask for directions from their English school to other places.

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