Giving Permission and Obligation
To provide practice of Permissions with Let, Allow to and Make in the context of Work and innovative managers
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of work
To provide gist reading practice using a text about permissions in the context of Work
Procedure (28-39 minutes)
* For this stage, I will begin by asking them to tell each about their idea of the ideal job, ideal company and the ideal manager. * After that, I'll refer them to a short matching exercise, in which they will match tasks with workers and words with their meaning. * After the pair-check, I'll ask them to write the answers on the board one by one
* In this stage, they'll each have a copy of the text, which they will read at a moderate pace. I wouldn't want them to read too quickly as they will be using the same text, but slightly modified, for the next stage. * They read, then they tell each what they thought of the text and its general idea.
* In this stage, I'll give each another copy of the text. The difference here would be that all the target language has been removed. They fill in the gaps from memory as best as they could. * When they're finished they check their answers together in a pair-check. *Finally, they check the answers in the original text.
This will be one of the very long stages in the lesson. * Using sentences from the text, I will put three examples on the board, in three separate columns. One for "let", "allow to" and "make". * I will try to elicit the meaning, and difference, from them as best as possible. * After checking the meaning, we will move to the form and how it differs with different pronouns, between present and past. I'll be using substitution tables. * After that, the board will be wiped clean and I'll begin the drilling.
* This stage contains two practices, the controlled and the freer practice. * The controlled practice is in the sheets, where they will fill gaps on the target language. *For the Freer practice, I will set them in pairs and set the task of "creating" a company, what the name would be, the business, the rules, what they would let and allow their employees to do and what they wouldn't, etc. When they're done, I will take one from each pair, sit them together so they could exchange thoughts on their project. * Feedback