TP 6b - Requests/responses (functional language)
By the end of the lesson, learners will have a better understanding of how to make requests with can/could/I´d like to and giving responses, and will have had practice using that language in the context of work and study.
Learners will practice their speaking skills to make requests and giving responses in the context of work and study.
Procedure (30-43 minutes)
Ss will look at visuals of three different work/study situations and talk about them in pairs. T: Look at the pictures and talk in pairs. Where are these people? What are they doing? What are they talking about? Ask 2-3 Ss.
Ss will read for gist the three dialogues and answer a question. T: Read the three dialogues quickly and answer the question. Work alone. T: Check in pairs.
Ss will read the conversations again and answer questions that will focus on the TL. T: Read the questions of ex. nr. 2. Then read the dialogues again and answer the questions. T: Check in pairs. AK on the board -
Ss will focus on the TL and work on meaning and form. T: Look at the dialogues again and complete the sentences. Work alone! [WRITE incomplete MS on the WB] T: Check together. [-> 3-4 STUDENTS COMPLETE ON THE BOARD]
Ss will focus on MPF of the TL. T will elicit meaning, clarify and form and drill pronunciation. M T: For Could you close the door? - Is it just a question or am I asking you to do something? [I am asking for something] - Do I want just a yes or no answer or do I want an action? [I want an action] I´d like to have a copy of that photo. - Is it just a statement or am I asking for something? [I am asking for something] - Do I want something? [yes] Register: Highlight that could is more polite than can, even more polite if we add please [If Ss struggle understanding that they are requests, give example with the door "I ask X "could you close the door?" - X says yes but he doesn´t close the door. Am I happy? [no] Do we want just a yes or no answer? [no] Are we asking other people to do something for us? [yes] [If Ss are confused about could, ask if it is about present or past] P T: The voice goes up at the end of a polite request. [MARK ON WB + DRILL] F Elicit from Ss. [WRITE ON WB]
Ss will practice the TL to make requests. T: In pairs make requests with the words on the cards. For example this card says "buy new pens (you)" what can you say? (if it isn´t clear demo the first card and ask Ss to give examples for the second one) -> Ask a couple of Ss as a WC -> Correct errors
Ss will practice the TL in diffentent situations (in the classroom, at work, at the restaurant). T: Talk in pairs and make as many requests as possible and answer them for the situations in ex. 5. The first situation is the classroom. [DEMO with a student] - What could you ask? [Could you repeat please? -> Yes, of course] what else? -> WC Error correction