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Functional Language (Giving Advice)
Intermediate B1 level


In this practice lesson, students gain ability to give advice in different social contexts in continuation of the preceding listening activity. The students will be asked to elicit forms of giving advice and focus on different verb forms used in them. They will later be divided in groups and given role-cards with situations on them and will be expected to think about what they could say.


Abc Hand outs
Abc Cut-outs
Abc role-cards

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for Giving advice

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in giving adivice


lead-in (2-4 minutes) • to have a quick warm-up

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.

Starting to focus on the TL (3-5 minutes) • to take the first step in demonstrating the meaning

The students are given cut-ups and told to work in small groups to match the sentence halves to make phrases from listening.

Moving to the form (3-5 minutes) • to show the structure after clarifying the meaning

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.

A thorough focus on TL and Practice (2-4 minutes) • To help them match advice with responses and have a practice

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.

Practice speaking (6-9 minutes) • to give students an opportunity to produce their own sentences and have a role play

The students are divided in groups and given role cards with problems on one and some tips for giving advice on the other.

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