Ali Ali

Functional Language
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be practising to use functional language in: giving and asking for an opinion.


Abc White board
Abc Powerpoint presentation
Abc Interactive board
Abc Hand-outs

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for giving advice, asking for advice, changing advice (depending on what happens) in the context of foreign language films

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of giving and taking opinion


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

-To raise the interest level by asking for their opinion on subtitles, dubbing and Lector. -To show a PPT slide of the two movie posters and to ask "Everyone likes movies,right? And did you like knowing about these ones?" -To show a table on the PPT,categorising: subtitles,dubbing,lector and to ask for their meanings (translation,multiple voice-over, single voice-over) -To ask a general question: "If you would like to know someone's idea/feeling about your own ideas/feelings/choice, what are they asking from you? -The answer from students should be: Opinion. To write it onto WB. -"Please partner up/form groups and find out what is their opinion of the 3 types of audio" -To ICQ: what will you ask? what is the question? "What do you think?" "Do you think dubbing is the best option?" -Take 2 mins. -To note down on the WB the replies.

Pre-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-To explain the task: "here is an exercise on the different types of opinions. In pairs/groups, read the 5Qs and identify what is the function of each,by choosing the right heading from the box." -After all answers are given,to do a choral drill by asking questions of when each function is used. for example: when you agree with my choice/idea,what would you say? -To drill their response for each function.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

-To listen to audio 1.11 -To play again. -To work in pairs/groups and discuss. -To reply with a disagree or agree function

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-To discuss Q11, about what are the great ways to improve English -To ask for their opinion on the matter. If they agree, disagree or consider it as according to what happens, using Freer practice. -To monitor

Delayed feedback (2-5 minutes)

-during the discussion,To listen out for errors and correct language. -board statements with errors, and ask students to correct.

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