Advice, phrasal verbs
Intermediate , grade B1+ level
To provide clarification and practice of phrasal verbs such as "turn on-off, switch on-off, click on , plug in and unplug" in the context of giving instructions for a piece of equipment
To provide gist, detailed and deduction listening practice using a text about computer instructions in the context of phone call to a computer helpline
Procedure (43-53 minutes)
- ask SS to write their name on the tags and pin then on the chest or stick them to their chairs. - elicit and clarify the meaning of the word instructions by asking the Q: "what's the word for the steps of doing something?" drilling: cooking instructions, driving instructions - ask SS to watch the video about instructions of making an email and put the steps of in order. - get FB and challenge SS' understanding so that they are engaged in the context of problems with instructions.
- ask SS to answer the Q in pairs : "have you ever had problems with instructions? what happened?" let one or two students share their answers with the class. - show the picture of the router connection. ask SS to describe the image. - ask SS : "what problem might you have with the router? what's the solution?" Elicit the words router, technician, and socket by using their answers.
- Tell SS that they're going to listen to Vishal's phone call to a computer helpline. They should answer two gist questions in part "a" on their handouts: " 1. what's the problem?" " 2. do they manage to solve the problems?" - Ask SS to check their answers in pairs and the get the WCF.
- ask students to look at part "b" in their handouts and read the sentences in advance and remember or guess the answers. Then check in pairs. Next get a WCF but don't give the answers. -Then SS listen to the audio again and check their answers.
- Ask SS to complete the gaps with the verbs in the box - Ask SS to check their answers in pairs. Then get WCF but don't give the answers. - Play track 2.2 to check the answers. - To focus on meaning of the verbs, distribute the sets of the cars among students in groups of three and ask them to find and match 3 opposite pairs of verbs and two verbs that have the same meaning. Time limit is 30 seconds. the group that finishes first is the winner. - T shows pictures of the verbs on the screen and elicits them, practices and drill pronunciation of them in phrases. - T points out the linking between a consonant and a vowel and drills the pronunciation of the first linking phrase: turn it on - then SS are asked to do the linking on their handouts. Then listen to recording 2.3 and repeat the phrases.
- set the context by asking SS to listen to instructions for using a piece of equipment. Answer the question: "what do you think it is?" (track 2.4) (it's an MP3 player) - ask SS to check in pairs, then get the WCF and check the answer. - ask SS to think about and write instructions for a piece of equipment. They shouldn't say what it is. - they tell the instructions in groups of three or four and other SS guess what the equipment is.