To provide review and practice of language used for making polite requests in the context of socialising.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of socialising.
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about people having a night out in the context of socialising.
Procedure (24-36 minutes)
I will start a discussion with the students asking them if they have friends and how do they start new friendships. Then, I will show them a video about a person who suffers from loneliness. I will ask them to answer some questions about his problem and how to overcome it. First, I will play a part of the video, and ask them to answer four questions about the problem. Then, I will pause the video and they will discuss their answers in pairs, and then, they will discuss them with me. After that, I will play the rest of the video and ask them to answer another two questions about how he can overcome his problem. Then, they will discuss their answers in pairs, and after that, they will discuss them with me.
I will show them two pictures of people having a night out. Some of them are making requests. I will ask them to work in pairs and guess which ones are making these requests and what they are saying, and I will discuss their answers with them. Then, I will play an audio of these people making their requests. I will ask the students to listen and find the person who is making the request each time; They will check their answers in pairs, then, they will check them with me.
I will play the audio for the second time, and I will ask the students to listen and write the exact words used in making the requests; they will write 9 sentences; they will check their answers in pairs, and they will check them with me. Then, they will listen to another audio of the whole conversations. I will ask them to listen and write the replies and if the other person says yes or no and the reason of his refusal; they will check their answers together, and then with me.
Now, they have 18 sentences. They will classify them into phrases used to ask if you can do something, ask another person to do something, say yes, say no. They will check their answers in pairs, and they will check them with me. Then, I will clarify the form of the phrases for the students using the white board. After that, I will play the third audio. It's about the intonation used in making requests. They will listen and repeat.
They will work in pairs; rewrite some dialogues to make them sound polite.Then, we will check their answers as a whole class. They, in pairs, will tell us their answers. Each time, one pair will say their answer, and I will notice their using of the polite intonation.
They will individually write six requests. Then, in pairs, they will have conversations. They will ask their partners their requests, and their partners will reply. Then, they will change roles
I will write some sentences with mistakes on the board, and I will ask them to identify these mistakes and correct them.