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TP6 Speaking, Attend a reunion
Intermediate (B1) level


In this lesson, students will get to know new functional language (catch up with old friends) through listening to a dialogue between 2 old friends at a reunion. It is followed by productive tasks - role-play activity to provide practice of the target language.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversations in the context of attending a reunion

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about catch up with old friends' news in the context of attending a reunion
  • To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for catch up with old friends' news in the context of attending a reunion


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show students some pictures with graduation ceremony and reunion parties in 5 years and 10 years. I would try to elicit the word reunion, but I'm pretty sure that they don't know this word. I will read them a letter and say that we're going to speak about reunion party.II'll also try to elicit " catch up" I'll give them questions from ex.1. They will discuss in pairs. WCFB. I will ask some students to answer the questions. ICQ: Are you speaking or writing?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

Pre-listening. I will show 2 pictures of Iqbal and Carolina and ask to predict what they are going to talk about at the reunion. While-listening 1. Students have to answer the questions: Do they seem satisfied with their lives? It is possible that students don't know the meaning of 'satisfied'. Try to elicit or to find synonyms: happy, pleased, like. Then play the recording and let them discuss in pairs. Then nominate students to answer. I'll

Useful Language (10-12 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

While-listening 2. Students make ex, 3a and check in pairs. I will ask volunteers to write the answers on the board. While they are listening to the text I will write the sentences to clarify the target language. 1.You're looking well. CCQ: Is it positive or negative? Positive. Syn: You're looking good. 2.You haven't changed a bit. CCQ: Do I look the same as I were 10 years ago? Yes Syn: Same 3.When we were at University, you were going to be a doctor. CCQ: Did you want to become a doctor? Yes 4. That didn't work out. CCQ? Did you become a doctor? No Syn: it didn't finish positively 5. The last time I saw you... Examples: The last time I saw you, you were... 6. Did you ever...? = Have you ever been 7. I remember you always wanted... Syn: not to forget, keep in your memory Drill pronunciation chorally and individually.

Productive Task(s) (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Task 1. I will spread the handouts with only one word from every expression. Ss work in groups. One student says the word, other students try to remember the whole collocation. Task 2. Ss are going to meet some old friends at a reunion at university or school. I'll give them role cards, A,B,C. They complete the sentences with their own ideas individually. Then they meet their old friends from their groups (ABC), then mingling. If time: Ss tell each other about the friends they've met and about their lives.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

While monitoring I'll write some good examples of using language, some errors and try to find some examples that are possible to reformulate and write them on the board. Praise Ss for their good language. Ss will try to correct the errors, I'll help using finger highlighting or gestures and mimic. If time: puzzle with the target language.

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