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Productive Skill - Speaking
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will develop their speaking skills in the context of invitations. They will be introduced to and use language to invite someone out, accept/refuse the invitation.


Abc lead in pictures
Abc cards (put in the right order/ preparation task
Abc meaning check handout
Abc form checking handout
Abc cards for speaking task
Abc speaking task pictures

Main Aims

  • Speaking - by the end of the lesson, students will be able to use language to invite someone out and accept/refuse the invitation.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Functional language (inviting someone out, accepting, refusing an invitation)


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To activate students' existing knowledge of the topic. To generate interest in the topic/theme of the lesson.

-T shows pictures on WB -Elicits words from students (cinema, restaurant shop..) -Asks student to discuss with their partner "what is the person doing?" -Students might say "invite" or "go to".

Preparing to speak (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to prepare for the task. To provide learners with a model of the task.

-T shows one of the pictures from lead in, draws a speech bubble, encourages students to give suggestions (what do you think the question is.?) -T gives instructions for the "human sentence" task: divides class in three groups, shows them the cards, asks to put them in order. -T asks each group to show their sentence to WC, checks if most agree, writes the sentence on WB. -Repeats the task (with different cards, from formal to less formal). -T shows (or writes) the model sentences on WB.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To clarify language useful for students to complete the speaking task.

-T gives instructions for the meaning handout: shows handout same sentences than on WB, read and answer the two questions: circle 1,2 or 3 ICQ: you write a lot? no. just correct letter. -T asks ss to check with partner. -WC correction -T gives instruction for form handout: shows handout, circle the correct form. ICQ: do you write? no. just circle. -T asks to check with partner. -WC correction -T does pron.

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

-T shows pictures of places, elicits nouns and more information (e.g cinema: movie genre..) -T organises pairs (A,B) -T demos the speaking task with student: we are friends, A chooses a place, a day and invites B, then switch. -T makes them change places. Then, they invite each other as colleagues.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

-T asks one or two students to speak (invite each other). -T checks the register. -T does more pron if necessary.

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