To provide practice of functional language used for giving advice or making suggestions to respond to a person's problem in the context of dilemmas
To provide scan reading practice using a text about people at a crossroads in the context of dilemmas
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about advice and suggestions given by a friend in the context of dilemmas certain people are in
To provide fluency speaking practice in a order to practice the target language in the context of dilemmas and suggestiions
Procedure (45-18 minutes)
Tell about a personal anecdote when you were in a dilemma to elicit the word and ask Ss for some advice or suggestions for your dilemma. Follow EMFA for the word 'dilemma' Drill it and show the stress.
Tell Ss they'll read about 3 people and their dilemmas and ask them to find who has the most difficult decision make. Ask them to read individually and then decide with a friend who has the most difficult decision to make. WGFB. Project two questions on the board and ask Ss to discuss them in pairs. WGFB: ask for the most interesting ones
Tell Ss they will listen to a dialogue between Lynn (from Speaking exercise 1) and Carl' a close friend. Ask them to listen and answer the questions on their own. Peer check. WGFB.
Tell Ss they will hear it again. This time they will complete the sentences in column A with a phrase column B individually. Peer check. WGFB.
Ask Ss to find the sentences of suggestions and advice on their own and then check with their partners. Drill and show stress. talk about form. 1) "If I were you, I'd call them right now." Second conditional: If Simple Past, would + base form 2) Have you thought about speaking to his parents first? Preposition + gerund Ask CCQs for appropriacy.
Take six chairs and place them with certain distances between each one of them. On each chair, leave jumbled sentences of suggestion patterns. there will be a student for each chair and ask them to put them in order. Check the answers and correct if necessary. Repeat it until each student finishes ordering all the sentences on their own. At the end' ask them "Why is the person giving this advice? What do you thing has happened?' WGFB.
Name each student A or B. Give them cards accordingly. Tell Ss 1)Student A asks Student B for advice telling about their situation with pronoun I. 2) Student B gives advice according to the information on their card using the just-learnt target language. If there is time, Students change roles.