Function and Speaking
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, SS will learn how to say thank you in different ways and how to respond to thanking with the help of fluency speaking activities.


Abc Reading Text From Pearson- Life Style Pre-intermediate Students' Book page 33
Abc Video about thanking
Abc Thanking Notes and Situations
Abc Who Wants To Be Millionaire? Game
Abc Scenarios and Their Responses

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for thanking

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of thanking.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Tell them that they are going to watch a video to get the idea about why did she make this speech. -Show a video from the Grammy Awards. ICQ: Will you watch it for answering her questions? No, to learn why did she make that speech. -Ask them to discuss this with their partners in 2 minutes. -Elicit the answers with WC. * -Pre-teach some vocabularies such as; grateful, gratitude and appreciated. -Ask them to discuss in their groups; Do you sometimes feel grateful for what you have or what someone has done for you?  Do you know how to express your gratitude to the people around you? -Give 2 minutes to talk. -Ask one of them to go other group and check their answers. -When they finish discuss it with WC.

Exposure(Meaning) (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

-Show the text and ask them to underline the grateful phrases in the text individually. -Give 2 minutes. ICQs: Do ı want you to underline tenses of these sentences? No, grateful phrases. Did I give you 5 minutes for this? No, 2 minutes. -Ask them to do pair check first, then elicit the answers and make WC discussion for checking.

Highlighting and Clarification (Form and Pronunciation ) (10-15 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language and practice it.

-Ask them: What else can we say instead of 'Thank you'? -Show the question on WB via OHP. -Ask them to discuss it with their partners in 2 minutes. ICQs: How much time do you have for discussion? 2 minutes. Do I want you to write the answer down on your papers? No, we will discuss this. Will you think about this alone? No -Elicit the answers and write them on WB. -Then show them the example sentence on the WB via OHP and ask them to complete the sentence. -Do the first ones yourself. - Highlight the form with underlining them. -Drill the sentences correctly.Especially drill the words like; grateful, gratitude, thanks, thank you... CCQs What are we using after 'for' in this sentence? -ing form of the verb. * -Ask them how are they response thanking; -Elicit the ideas and give an example. -Show the responses. * -Who wants to be a millionaire? Game- -Show the game to SS. -WC activity. -Tell them that you are going to show a sentence in the game and want them to choose the correct answer for that sentence. For example; Is 'Thanks' formal or informal? Informal. -SS should discuss the answer before choosing. -If they can achieve get 1.000.000 pound will be the winners.

Controlled Practices (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Show SS the fill in the blanks activity. -Ask them to fill the blanks with correct words individually. -Give them 3 minutes for this. ICQs: Do I want you to work in pairs? No Do you have 5 minutes? No 3 minutes. -Ask them to check their answers in their groups.Then make WC error correction. *

Semi- Controlled Activity (3-5 minutes) • To practice target language freer.

- Ask them to fill the gap with their own words. -Give 3 minutes. -SS will work alone. ICQs: Will you answer questions? No Do you have 1 minute? No 3minutes. -Ask them to check their answers with their partners. Then make WC feedback and error correction.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To give SS chance to use the target language freely.

-Show the scenarios. -Ask them to work in groups. -Give 3 minutes. -Ask them to discuss how they can respond this scenario. ICQs: Are you going to write your answers? No. Do you have 3 minutes? Yes. Do I want you to discuss the scenarios? Yes. -Elicit the answers check with the whole class. * -Then give them the responses -Ask them to match them with scenarios in 2 minutes. ICQ: What are you going to do with those example sentences?We will match them with scenarios. -Elicit the answers and show SS the answer key using OHP

Feedback and Error Correction (0-0 minutes) • To correct SS mistakes

-Delayed Error Correction -Write their errors on board. -Ask them to discuss with their partners to solve the problem. -Give 2 minutes. -Elicit the correct ones, if they can't, do the correction yourself.

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