at the end of the lesson students will have practised functional language in the context of polite requests
to practise controlled speaking
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
show the students 3 pictures of three different meals and try to elicit "breakfast" , "lunch" and "dinner".drilling and using CCQs when necessary .
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
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
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
write on board a mixture of correct and incorrect forms and let the students decide in their groups