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Functional Language: Making a social arrangement
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will use the functional language of social arrangement to practice speaking in controlled and semi controlled and produce the TL in free practice activities.


Abc matching sentences handouts
Abc pictures, a video

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to produce the TL with some fluency.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide controlled and semi controlled practice speaking using the TL (social arrangement) in the context of expressions opinions of controversial statements.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Talk about free time / weekend activity. T asks; - Do you like doing something in your free time? -What kind of things do you do? T gives some examples from her daily routines. I like swimming at the weekends. I sometimes go jogging and especially I like going to the concert. Do you like to going to concert? Yes or No. What kind of concerts do you like to go? Ss. give their various answers. If you had a extra ticket for a show, who would you like to ask to go with you? T gives a min. to think and Ss. share their answer.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T goes through the questions first and check Ss. understand what information they are watching it for. 1. Why isn't Karina going with her boyfriend? 2. Who else can't go? 3.Who agrees to go with her in the end? Next Ss. watch the DVD, then answer the questions in pairs. Check answers with the class.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ss. work individually to complete the gaps from memory, then check answers in pairs. When they are ready, T plays the DVD again for students to check their answers before checking with the class. Answers: 1. İt's phoning to ask 2. give me, call? 3. Would, like to 4. Oh, sorry, I can't 5. another time, maybe? 6. How about 7. I'd love to 8. Shall we 9. I'll see T ask the questions according to the conversation again and want the ss. respond them. T does this until they respond from their memory.

Productive Task(s) (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T writes some sentences on the board. I am going to Tarkan's Concert tonight. Would you like to join me? and asks; What am I doing now? Ss. give their answers. (inviting) T write 2nd sentence; Oh, sorry, I'd like to but I have an exam tomorrow. and asks; This is................ (refusing) Ss. give their answers. T writes 3rd sentence; Oh, That's a very good idea, why not? and asks; This is .....................(accepting) Then T want Ss make suggestion. Ss think and share their idea / sentences and T writes it on the board. Ss. work in pair to find the phrases, then check with the class.

Free Practice: Task - Based Activities (10-12 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T gives the instructions, put them in pairs to act their conversations. -You are Student A. -You are going to invite Student B to see a show with you. - Decide the details before you start. T gives Ss. the cards Ss. A. -You are Student B. -Student A is going to invite you to see a show. - Decide the details before you speak and tell them when they are ready, nominate one or two pairs to perform their conversations to the class.

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