maroua marouani maroua marouani

polite requests
elementary level

Description

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 .

Materials

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

Procedure

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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