Abdelrhman Hussein Abdelrhman Hussein

Functional Language
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be exposed to polite language. Intonation will be covered. I Students will have two listening activities to hear phrases spoken in an audio. In one exercise, students will have to decide which phrases are more polite. On another listening activity, students will fill in the blanks to complete the conversations they hear. In a controlled practice, students will sit across eachother and act out the dialogue for the exercise in which they've filled in the blanks to complete the conversation. In a Freer practice, students will write a dialogue for a shopping experience where they go and buy things they need to make a sandwich. Feedback and error correction will bring the lesson to an end.


Abc Ex. 5
Abc Ex. 4

Main Aims

  • To practice using polite language

Subsidiary Aims

  • To say things politely with correct intonation


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

Teacher will share his experience of how he orders food. Teacher will also demonstrate how he does not say it. Teacher will allude to being polite in his preferred way of making his order.

Exposure and Highlight (10-12 minutes) • To expose and draw students' attention to the target language

Ss will listen to lines of conversations in a cafe from exercise 4 on p. 69. As a WC, Ss will be asked to identify which lines are more polite. T will cover the intonation of lines of conversation in this exercise. Ss will listen to a conversation in a cafe from exercise 5 on p. 69 to fill in the blanks on a HO.

Controlled Practice (12-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss will be placed in pairs, across one another, to act out the conversation from excercise 5. T will monitor and assist students with their intonation.

Free Practice (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will write dialogues for a shopping experience wherein they go out to buy things to make a sandwich. Ss will be places in pairs to act out their dialogues.

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