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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for giving suggestions in the context of going out

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a recording about suggestions in the context of going out
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of going out
  • To provide product writing practice of an e-mail in the context of inviting someone to go out


Lead in/Building context (2-4 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic/theme/context of the listening

- Make projector ready. - Ask them if they like going out and is it easy to decide what to do?

Listening task (3-5 minutes) • To introduce the target language via listening.

- Show them a picture of two people having a conversation. - Ask them "What are they going?" - Get some answers and tell them to listen and complete the conversation alone. - Give them the exercise 3. - Pair check. - Listen again and check the answers. - Make a few suggestions and ask them to respond with Yes, OK; Yes, that sounds good.

Highlighting Target Language (5-10 minutes) • To highlight the target language by use of a guiding task

- Hand out the "Make suggestion" part from page 119. Ask them to work in pairs and do exercise 1. - Get whole class feedback.

Clarifying Target Language (5-8 minutes) • To clarify meaning of target language, to highlight form, to model and provide controlled practice of pronunciation

- Write the marker sentences on the board. - Elicit or if needed explain what suggestion is and tell them that the sentences are suggestions. - Elicit the form from the students. - Choral, individual and group drill the sentences with back-chain drilling stile.

Language Practice (15-20 minutes) • To provide controlled oral practice of giving suggestions.

- Regroup them. - Hand out exercise 1 and the reading. - Demonstrate one with a strong student. - Ask them to work together and have a conversation. - Whole class feedback. - Project the e-mail sample on the board. Hand out the e-mail. - Then, ask them to write an e-mail to invite other the other group to go with them to the place they choose in pairs. - Take the e-mails and give to the other people. - Project the respond. Hand out the respond. - Then, ask them to respond to the e-mail they had. - Immediate feedback.

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