Zahra Zahra

talking on the phone
Elementary level


In this lesson students will work on the useful expressions for talking on the phone. First, they complete an exercise which introduces the expressions and they they practice the language through role-plays.


Abc handout/ putting in order
Abc answer key handout/ conversation
Abc gap filling handout
Abc answer key
Abc guided discovery handout
Abc picture

Main Aims

  • functional language , To provide clarification and practice

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a role-play in the context of talking on the phone


lead-in / building context (4-5 minutes) • to generate interest in the topic

-The teacher shows a picture of two people who are talking on the phone and asks: 'What are they doing?' - she elicits the answer by asking more questions (if the students cannot come up with the target language). -She also elicits some related words and writes them on the board. -She goes through some CCQs and drilling.

Highlighting target language (4-5 minutes) • to highlight the target language so that learners are focused on it

- The teacher shows a page including the target language sentences which are highlighted. -She asks them to focus on the sentences and talk about the sentences with their partners. Then she goes through some CCQs.

clarifying target language (13-15 minutes) • To clarify meaning so learners understand it/ to clarify the pronunciation so learners know how to say it/ to clarify form so that learners know how to construct it

-The teacher projects a page which includes the sentences in guided discovery page. -The teacher elicits the first answer as a model. -The teacher tells students that she is going to give them a handout including some sentences which are not correct or have some missing words. -They are supposed to answer individually and then check the answers with their partners. -As feedback, the teacher asks volunteers to come to the board and write the answers.

language practice (17-20 minutes) • to provide controlled written practice focused on using the language accurately/ to provide freer oral practice and use the language productively

-The teacher tells students that she is going to give them an activity and they are supposed to fill in the blanks with their partners. -The teacher gives the answer key to one of the students, they play the teacher and give the answers to other students. -The teacher changes the pairs. -She tells students that she is going to give them some small papers which are sentences in a dialogue. They are supposed to first decide on the order of them and then come to the board and stick them in the right order. -The teacher gives the students the conversations which are complete and correct and asks them to personalize the conversations. They turn their roles and practice the dialogue again. -As feedback, the teacher asks some volunteers to replay the scene which they have practiced.

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