seray seray

A1 level


In this lesson, students will learn functional language of requesting by developing receptive skill listening for the gist and filling the gaps to make a request through practicing their productive skills taking turns asking for something in a polite way. Also, Ss will learn how to say the prices by listening and speaking activities. The lesson will be finished with a role-play to practice what they have learnt.


Abc Handout 1 / ex. 3A
Abc R.13
Abc Two pictures of a waiter and customer
Abc Pictures of four places
Abc Two pictures of a polite person and an impolite person
Abc R1.10
Abc A picture of a souvenir shop
Abc Handout 2 / ex. 4B
Abc R1.11
Abc Handout 3 / ex. 6
Abc Handout 4 / ex. 8A-B

Main Aims

  • To provide the language used for polite request in the context of shopping in some tourist places and ordering in restaurants.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of the language of making request and saying prices through listening & speaking exercises.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set the context in the lesson and engage ss through activating what they remember from the previous lesson.

- Divide ss in four groups of 3 - Hand out the cards of names of products they learnt in last lesson - Project the pictures of the stores on the board - Ask what people bought from each store - The groups will raise the correct item

Focus on meaning (6-8 minutes) • To provide the language of making request

- Tell ss they will listen to the audio (R1.10) and fill in the gaps with words from the conversations. - Hand out the activity to the ss and give them a second to have a look at it - Play the recording - Peer check and WGFB - Write 'Can/Could I have one of those batteries, please?' on the board - Ask the ss if you are asking for something or giving something (asking for something) - Ask the ss 'what's it called when I ask for something?' Try to elicit 'request' and write it on the board -Ask the ss what you request above

Focus on Pronunciation (8-10 minutes) • To practice polite intonation of the request

- Post two pictures on the board. One of both should be a sample for a polite person and the other one is a sample of an impolite person. - Demo with the class and model a question of the language using the pictures (with a friendly and polite intonation and then with the voice that sounds bored/rude) - Elicit from the ss which one is polite and which one is impolite - Write both words on the board under the pictures - Give instruction to listen to a recording (R1.11) and decide if the speakers are polite or impolite - Peer check and then nominate a S to write the answers (P for polite / I for impolite) on the board - Drill the polite (rising) intonation on some of the questions first chorally and then individually

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To practice on making request

- Project the pictures of the places on the board and focus ss on the pictures - Point at the picture 'souvenir shop' and tell them they will want to buy/request something from that place - Demo the activity with the class and ask a strong s to ask the question and you respond - Pair the ss and instruct to continue practicing

Focus on Prices (3-5 minutes) • To present and practice how to say the price

- Draw a menu on the board - Try to elicit ss the word 'price' - Tell them they will listen to a recording (R1.13) and they will circle the correct price they hear - Play the recording and pause after the first one to check they've circled correctly - Play the rest of the recording - Peer check and WGFB * See how well they've done with the pronunciation of 15 and 50 and 13 and 30. Focus on this in feedback if necessary.

Freer Practice / Role-play (10-12 minutes) • To practice and produce about the language Ss have learnt

- Instruct the ss to fill in the prices on the menu and pair them (1 min) - Hand out ss the material - Post a picture of a waiter and customer on the board and elicit the ss who they are, then write under the pictures - Tell them they are in a sandwich bar and choose which students are waiters and customers - Pair them with a new partner - Tell them the customers will ask for/request food and drink and ask their prices - To demo the activity to WC choose a strong S - Tell the class 'I`m the waiter and Bilge`s the customer' and play out the scenario with her to demo the activity as below: Waiter: Are you ready to order? Customer: Can I have a coffee, please? Waiter: Yes, that's one Euros fifty. Anything else? Customer: How much is a chicken sandwich? Waiter: It's two Euros fifty. Customer: Can I get one, please? Waiter: Sure, anything else? Customer: No, thank you.

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