Elementary/ A2 level
To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for functional English in the context of everyday conversations.
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about everyday conversations in the context of saying goodbye, at a cafe, in a shop, introductions etc...
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
- Listen two videos. - Speak about the conversations. - Ask the difference between two conversations.(which conversation is with a friend and a person you do not know very well) - Write 'Hi,Pete and Good morning, Mr. Simpson' on the board and ask which one is formal and informal.
- SS look at the colorful papers on the wall. - Teacher models and drills chorally and individually.
- Look at the three pictures and responses. - Match the pictures with the correct response. - Indicate different connotations of each response.
- Choose a student. - Look at the papers on the wall. - Decide who is 'A' and 'B'. - Elicit a demo with the student. - Want SS to practice conversations in pairs in front of the class.
- Listen to track 16. - Pause after each conversation to ask 'friends or not'. - SS practice again as a mingling.
- Monitor SS. - Take some notes of the mistakes - Provide feedback.
- Listen to track 17 - Compare the answers in pairs. - assign pairs with a different completion conversation. - SS stand up and act them out.
- Monitor SS. - Take some notes while SS practicing and acting it out. - Give feedback.
- Put SS into pairs. - Give a picture to pairs about what they are going to make a conversation. - Ask SS to have a short conversation. - Act it out in front of the class but only use one word in each line of the dialogue. - The rest of the class try to guess where they are or what they are speaking about. - Then pairs act the whole dialogue.
- Monitor SS. - Take some notes of mistakes while SS building the dialogue. - Give feedback.
- Divide the class into 4 groups with 3 students. - Explain that SS are going to do a dictation activity in the form of a race. - SS have to memorize and dictate key lines from three short conversations but before check basic punctuation: full stop, question mark, interjection and comma. - Give three dialogues with mixed lines to each group. - Tell that the ordered dialogues are on the walls outside the class. - Choose who is 'A', 'B' and 'C' - Student A starts by running to the wall, memorizing the first line of Conversation 1 on the wall, running back to their worksheet and dictating the line to Student B and C including the punctuation. - Student B and C do the same. - Continue until SS have glued the correct order of all four conversations on their piece of paper. - The first pair to finish all four conversations correctly wins.