Hassan Sobhani Hassan Sobhani

Teaching practice 6, Useful phrases
Intermediate, B1 level


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of useful phrases being used for " greetings, asking for news, and saying goodbyes" in the context of conversation between friends

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a conversation in the context of friends


Warmer (8-10 minutes) • To engage students and know the tenses they like to know

- I show slide 1 to them and have them discuss their answers in pairs * Students write and discuss their strength and weakness in English tenses in pairs - I collect the papers so that I analyze it for the next session

lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To brainstorm words, phrases or sentences related to " greetings, asking for information, saying everything is OK, and goodbyes"

- I give them slide 2 and let them, in pairs, to write as many words, phrases and sentences they can in 5 minutes. - I will tell them to exchange papers. * Students try to write 2 conversations with the paper they have now. - I will ask each pair to perform their conversation in front of the class.

Useful models (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

- I put them in 3 groups. Each group is given a conversation to be put in order. - I clarify any words(like dash,lately, I'm afraid) they find difficult. - I give them slide 5 and tell them to complete the table * Students categorize what they have learned into greeting, asking for information, saying everything is OK, and goodbye part. - I show the answer key to the table via projector. Slide 6

Productive Task (7-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice useful phrases they just learned

- I put them in pairs and tell them to try forming a new conversation using the phrases they have just learned - I monitor them to find any errors especially regarding pronunciation. * Students perform their new conversations in front of the class

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- I will write the errors on the board and let them correct them in pairs - Slide 7 and 8 is given to them as an example of other ways to say hi and bye in English

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