To provide fluency in conversation using conversation fillers in the context of dinner date
To provide practice using conversation fillers that is taught in the lesson.
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
- Ask students what they say when they understand something, when they are suprised or agree with something - Write the answers on the board -Introduce conversation fillers by showing visiuals of facial expressions and ask students questions about each picture.
-Tell students that they are going to listen to a conversation. - Give students a handout of conversation fillers. - Ask students to tick which of these conversation fillers they hear. - Ask students to peer-check - Take Feedback as a whole class - Write 'I'm surprised' , 'I agree' , 'I understand' on the white board - Ask students to come to the white board and write the correct filler into the correct column.
- Tell students a story of yourself and ask them to respond with an appropriate filler as a whole class - Put students in pairs then give students exercise 3 handout. -Tell students to read the story to their partner and ask their partners to answer with the appropriate filler. - Monitor carefully, make notes of good use of conversation fillers. - Give some feedback and put some of the examples from monitoring on the white board
- Show students the picture of the guest dinner. - Ask students who these famous people are, take ideas as a whole class. - Tell students that they are going to invite 3 famous people from the past and make a dinner party and discuss in group of 4 why they chose these people. - Give an example of your dinner table to clarify your instruction. - When they finish the activity, ask each group to come to the board and explain their dinner table and choose the best dinner party.