conversation strategies lesson
To provide practice of conversation strategies
To provide practice of polite phrases for request and changing the topic of conversation
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
T will ask students " Have you asked anyone for a favor lately? " to make an introduction to the word favor. T will ask some other questions " What was the favor? " or " Who did you ask for favors? ". T will write the answers on the board.
Students will work in pairs and think about the favors they might ask their teacher. T will write the sentences on the board.
Students will listen to a conversation and answer these questions " What favors does Jake ask his professor?" and " Does his professor agree?". Students will read the conversation and underline some expressions for asking favors. At this stage T will ask students to make some sentences and use the expressions. Finally students will complete some favors and match each favor with an explanation. ( part D-conversation strategy )
T will write some situations on the board. Students will work in groups and talk about favors related to each situation. At the end each group will call out the favors and they score one point for each favor that no other group has. T will monitor and correct the errors if necessary.