To provide fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of social customs
To provide practice of language used for giving advice about what to do or not to do in the context of social customs
Procedure (30-44 minutes)
Ss choose the pair they want to work with for now. Ss are given a pop quiz about world cultures. Pairs should finish in only 3 min. T provides correct answers. Pair with the most correct answers win a prize.
T elicits the following words from visuals (punctual, social customs, split the bill) then clarifies meaning through CCQS
Ss listen to a four people talking about a social custom in their country and make notes on what they say about their culture's traditions in pairs. o/c feedback
In pairs, Ss receive a handout where they will match the expressions with their category (what to do/ what not to do). o/c feedback.
In pairs, Ss discuss problems that can face foreigners here in Egypt and some tips on what (not) to do. Ss share ideas with other pairs to find if there are any similarities or differences. Ss role play a situation where one student is a local (A) advising a foreigner (B) concerning social customs and acceptable behavior in Egypt. Ss switch roles then pairs. Ss discuss the student who gave the most useful tips in o/c feedback.
T provides content/ language feedback.