Functional Language (Giving Advice)
Intermediate B1 level
To provide practice of language used for Giving advice
To provide accuracy speaking practice in giving adivice
Procedure (16-27 minutes)
The teacher starts the class with some real life stories and tries to make students get involved in solving the problems. she then draws their attention to the previous listening and asks them to remember the advice mentioned in the listening.
The students are given cut-ups and told to work in small groups to match the sentence halves to make phrases from listening.
The students are asked to elicit different verb forms used in ways of giving advice. The teacher draws two columns for the verb forms (base form & v-ing) and asks the students for some of the related phrases to put under each. This step is followed by a pronunciation drill to distinguish the difference between statements and questions.
The students work in pairs and look at Derek's responses from the listening and try to guess what the advice was to each response. They will then be given the tapescripts to check their answers. They are then given jumbled sentences to put in order.
The students are divided in groups and given role cards with problems on one and some tips for giving advice on the other.