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Polite Requests,Function language,TP6
Intermediate level level


Abc white board
Abc handmade written task

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for making polite requests in the context of socialising.

Subsidiary Aims

  • 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 polite request for people having a night out in the context of socialising


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

i`ll ask someone to clean the board in rude way, then ask another one in polite way to clean it (could you clean the board ,please?) and ask them which way of both are most important if you need to be polite?then elicit in your culture how can you make a polite request?

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

show Ss two pictures and ask them to work in pairs and discuss 1. which ones are making these requests? 2.what they are saying? then discuss with the whole class. 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.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

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.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

ASK Ss to classify the sentences they have just wrote 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. elicit the meaning and CCQS Then, I will drill the phrases with attention to the intonation pattern, then clarify the form of the phrases for the students using the white board

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will demonstrate the first one with them on the white board and elicit the answers. 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.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

They will individually write six requests using specific verbs and i`ll monitor and help them

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

in pairs, they will have conversations. They will ask their partners their requests, and their partners will reply. Then, they will change roles

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