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Everyday Conversations
Elementary/ A2 level


In this lesson, SS learn basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English. The lesson starts with two videos to show an example of these conversations and the difference between formal and informal ones.They practice a short conversation in pairs looking at the chart based on 'How are you?' question.They listen different kinds of conversations and practice as a mingling. Then pairs are assigned to make a short different conversation looking at the flashcards about everyday dialogues and SS stand up and act it out with the game 'one word dialogues'. Finally the SS play a running dictation race as consolidation the subject.


Abc Drilling exercise
Abc Sticking colored papers
Abc Listening exercise
Abc Listening and speaking exercise
Abc Correct order exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for functional English in the context of everyday conversations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • 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...


Stage 1 (5-6 minutes) • To introduce SS everyday conversations (formal and informal)

- 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.

Stage 2 (1-2 minutes) • To practice the pronunciation of basic phrases and expressions

- SS look at the colorful papers on the wall. - Teacher models and drills chorally and individually.

Stage 3 (2-3 minutes) • To elicit the responses: 'Very well, all right and not bad'

- Look at the three pictures and responses. - Match the pictures with the correct response. - Indicate different connotations of each response.

Stage 4 (5-6 minutes) • To build conversations using the lines on colored papers.

- 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.

Stage 5 (1-2 minutes) • To check the SS's learning of formal and informal difference.

- Listen to track 16. - Pause after each conversation to ask 'friends or not'. - SS practice again as a mingling.

Stage 6 (1-2 minutes) • To check their understanding and pronunciation.

- Monitor SS. - Take some notes of the mistakes - Provide feedback.

Stage 7 (5-6 minutes) • To do listening and speaking activity

- Listen to track 17 - Compare the answers in pairs. - assign pairs with a different completion conversation. - SS stand up and act them out.

Stage 8 (1-2 minutes) • To check SS's mistakes and understanding

- Monitor SS. - Take some notes while SS practicing and acting it out. - Give feedback.

Stage 9 (8-10 minutes) • To want SS to make a short conversation looking at the pictures.

- 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.

Stage 10 (1-2 minutes) • To check SS's mistakes and understanding

- Monitor SS. - Take some notes of mistakes while SS building the dialogue. - Give feedback.

Stage 11 (7-8 minutes) • To consolidate SS's understanding of basic phrases and expressions for having conversations in everyday English

- 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.

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