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Language Functions Lesson: giving advice
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will practice the grammatical points covered in the previous lesson in a new context of "giving advice". The lesson has three main parts. It starts with a Listening activity about rules and obligations in two countries. The listening activity will be implemented through prediction and matching activities. The matching activity also highlights the Vocabulary section of the lesson. The final section of the lesson focuses on practicing the Specking skill.


Abc PPT Slide 1
Abc Speaking Task Handout
Abc Listening Prediction Activity
Abc Vocabulary Activity's key
Abc Vocabulary Matching Activity
Abc PPt Slide 2

Main Aims

  • To provide review of language used for talking about rules and obligations and giving advice in the context of visiting a foreign country.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about rules and obligations in the context of visiting a foreign country.
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a talk about rules and obligations in the context of giving advice to a foreign visitor.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show two pictures on Slide 1 of the PPT file. Ask Ss what each picture shows? Put them in pairs to discuss their ideas. Monitor. Get feedback in WC. Elicit these two responses: 1. visiting a home in Canada 2. Having a hot spring bath in Japan. Give Ss the Prediction activity. Ss do the activity individually. Ss check in groups. Monitor.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Pre-teach vocabulary through elicitation. Check understanding through CCQs. Play the listening audio. Ss check their predictions in groups. Give the key. Ss compare their answers with they key.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Give the matching activity to Ss to be completed individually. Ss check in pairs. Give Ss the key. Check the answers with WC.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Write Yes/No on the board. Ss find the expressions that are used to give advice. Ss check in pairs. Monitor. General feedback from the class. Write on the board.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Show Ss three pictures on PPT Slide 2. Put them in groups. Each group chooses one of the pictures/situations. Give them the Speaking Task Handout. Ss talk to each other and write three pieces of advice about their situations. Each group tells their pieces of advice to the other two groups. The other groups show agreement or disagreement. This goes on until all groups have reported their answers.

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