Matt Grady Matt Grady

TP #3 Speaking (Getting it Right)
Intermediate-Advanced level


In this lesson, Ss will begin with a warm-up exercise giving advice about what they think the best 'tips' are for leading a happy life. Next, Ss will conduct a reading exercise involving guessing vocabulary related to giving advice on how to do something, followed by a listening exercise where they check their answers. Next, Ss will be broken into groups and conduct a speaking exercise coming up with their own suggestions on how to successfully complete a task that they will be given, focusing on useful language given in the prior exercises.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to verbally give advice on how to do something using appropriate language.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will be able to recognize to read and listen to useful language in the context of giving and receiving advice.


Warm Up (5-7 minutes) • To introduce the concept of giving advice and giving a to-do list of how to do something

-T will begin the lesson by pretending to be very unhappy and clueless in figuring out how to be happy. -T will field some suggestions on how to be happy and highlight the differences between 'It is a good idea to' and 'you should' and 'you must' -Ss will break into pairs and come up with only one piece of advice for living a happy life that they must agree upon -T will nominate one student from each pair to answer

Reading (10-15 minutes) • To introduce students to the useful language that will be later used in their to-do lists

-T will elicit the necessity of a 'list of tips' when planning to complete a task *CCQ-Is it a good idea to take a trip to a new city without planning a place to stay, directions on how to get to a hotel, etc? (n) -T will go over the 9 different "How-to" tasks in exercise a, and give directions for the reading activity *ICQ- Are you reading alone or in pairs? (alone). Are you finding the missing phrases or guessing? (Guessing) -T will hand out material and give them time to read and guess the phrases that will fill in the gaps as well as matching the piece of advice to the related task. -Ss will break into their pairs to quickly discuss their guesses and peer check.

Listening (5-7 minutes) • Ss will receive FB on their reading exercise and become familiar with useful language terms

-Ss will listen to the recordings of the experts to check their answers -T will field any questions regarding the meaning of the phrases

Speaking (15-20 minutes) • To facilitate discussion between students about their list of tips

-T will go over speaking exercise directions, then handout sheet of useful language from the previous exercise. *ICQs- Do you have to choose a topic from this list? (n). How many dos will you come up with? (5). How many Don'ts will you come up with? (5) -Ss will break into pairs and choose a topic form the list in the previous exercise or come up with one of their own, then come up with their own list of 5 dos and 5 don'ts. -When completed, T will change pairs. Ss will discuss their topic and list of tips with new partners. FB- T will nominate someone from each group to discuss their partner's topic and their favorite tips

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