Listening skills and functional language
To listen for specific information in the context of Invitations and making arrangements
To practice functional language in the context of making arrangements.
Procedure (37-46 minutes)
Share briefly about being invited to lunch. Write these questions on the board. When was the last time you were invited to meet a friend? Who was it? Where did you meet? When was the last time you invited a friend somewhere?
Read these questions. Listen to this conversation about an invitation and making arrangements and answer the questions. Play CD: have students check their answers in threes. Play CD again: have students check in threes again. Check on the wall for the answers.
Read the paragraph and work in pairs to find 5 mistakes. Play CD: have them check their answers in pairs Play CD again: check in pairs again. Pass out answer key
Group them into threes or fours. Give one handout to each group. Have them match the sentences under the correct category. When each group is finished have them check other groups answers.
Regroup them into pairs by numbering them. Tell them Martin is calling another friend, Ian to invite him to the dinner party. Elicit the first two lines of the conversation (Hello, Hello Ian, it's Martin). Student's will work in pairs to write the rest of the conversation with ideas from the handout and their own ideas. Check for accuracy and provide Error correction. Provide delayed feedback if speaking.