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polite requests
elementary level


In this lesson students learn how to make polite requests in the context of food ,and also learn the difference between can/could i and can/could you .


Abc video
Abc situations' cards
Abc Handouts
Abc pictures

Main Aims

  • at the end of the lesson students will have practised functional language in the context of polite requests

Subsidiary Aims

  • to practise controlled speaking


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

show the students 3 pictures of three different meals and try to elicit "breakfast" , "lunch" and "dinner".drilling and using CCQs when necessary .

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • highlighting the target language : prepare the students for practising the target language

ask the students which famous person they choose to have a dinner with , and then display a video of a famous person having dinner with ordinary people . ask the students to imagine themselves having dinner with that famous person and ask them how are they going to ask for something without being too direct . try to elicit the word "polite ". tell the students that the lesson is about polite requests 1)give ss 7 scrambled questions and ask them to put them in order . group work checking ansewrs give the answer keys 2) ask ss to work in pairs to match the questions with their responses (ex2 Headway elementary student's book , p.73) pair check give the answer keys

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

clarify the target language in terms of MFP( meaning , form and pronunciation ) listen to the recording and practise the intonation drill chorally and individually task 3 ( page 73): ask ss to complete the requests with Can/Could I or Can/Could you . pair work pair check give the key answers

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

ask ss to play a game called the "situation game ": prepare a set of cards , each card holds a certain situation , for example, card one's situation is to ask a friend to give you a book . ss has to pick a card and turn the situation into a polite request and . each student has to choose someone to ask him the request and wait for his response . T demonstrate the first situation

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide delayed error correction

write on board a mixture of correct and incorrect forms and let the students decide in their groups

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