TP 2 Language focus, Meeting people
Elementary, A1+ level
To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for acquaintance in the context of meeting people
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversations in the context of meeting people
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Show 2 pictures to students and try to elicit formal/informal. Give them tips with letters. Ask: What do you see in the picture? What style is it? (Sport shoes, classic shoes, work suit, casual, everyday) (meeting at work, meeting with friends). What can be Formal/Informal? ( talks, letters, messages) If I say, "Hey, bro!" or "Dear Mr James". Is it formal or informal I divide them into 2 groups. Give them phrases. The first group will choose formal phrases, the second will choose informal. Then they have to put it on the board.
Pre-listening. p.14. Students look at the pictures and answer where it is and if the situation is formal or informal. Listening ex.1 Students match conversations to the pictures and say which conversations are formal and which ones are informal. (Play it only once. Have them check in partners before you do very quick feedback with the whole class.)
Focus on Functional Language: Language focus: ex. 1 put each word on a small piece of paper, give a set to each pair, have them put the sentences together) Feedback with an answer key or the phrases on the board
Language focus: ex 2, Students have to complete the table with phrases from exercise 1. Peer-checking. Whole class discussion. Students read in turn all phrases. Clarifying pronunciation. Language focus: ex.3. Students work in pairs. Quick check.
Speaking: Give each S a small piece of paper with a name, surname and a job Have them go around introducing themselves to each other with their new identity. [[Note: script the dialogue on the board and possibly model it with a strong student when you set up the task. Continue the task with dialogue #2, more informal. Dialogue 1 -Hello! My name is .. -I am a... -Hello! My name is -I am a... -Nice to meet you. -Nice to meet you. Dialogue 2 -Hi, -How's it going? -Fine, thanks. How are you? -I'm ok, thanks
Collect some errors and do delayed correction on the board after the task