Yalcin Cakmakci Yalcin Cakmakci

TP: 1b
Level Elementary level


To provide practical English skills that students can use when first meeting people both formally and informally.


Abc Coursebook
Abc Magazine and Newspaper Clippings

Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of functional language for meeting people.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide semi-controlled speaking practice.


Warm Up (3-5 minutes) • To get students energized for the final lesson of the day

Will get students to stand up and form a semi circle around me. Will give a word to a student for the other students to guess by questions. However, the other students will not be allowed to use when, what, where etc. but questions such as: does it fly? can we eat it? is it green? Limit each word to 20 questions and have three different students answer from the group.

Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To introduce myself and generate some interest in the topic.

Will introduce myself and greet everyone. Provide some pictures describing expressions of excitement and disappointment. Introduce the idea of formal and informal situations. Will test to see if they know where they can use each phrase. Will first do this by showing pictures from magazines and newspapers. Will then use handout page 14. Asking them where it is, and if it is a formal or informal setting.

Listening 1 (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the written aspect of formal and information situtations

Will get students to pair up and listen to the cd. There will be four conversations in which the students will need to match with one of the pictures from page 14 and identify if its a formal or informal situation. They will check with their partners and then I will do a quick feedback to the entire class.

Language Focus 1 (6-10 minutes) • To draw attention to the written aspect of meeting people

Will put students in groups and provide them with a HO. There will be a number of scrambled sentences that the students will need to put in the correct order. Will allow each group to give one example of the incorrect sentence and the corrected sentence.

Language Focus 2 (3-5 minutes) • To distinction between formal and information phrases

On the HO from exercise 1 there will be also exercise 2. In this exercise students will need to match F/I phrases from exercise 1. Same as in the course book but on a handout and with a few extra examples.

Speaking 1 (10-15 minutes) • To apply what we have learned in everyday conversation

Give each S a small piece of paper with a name, surname and maybe a job. Have them go around introducing themselves to each other with their new identity. Will first script the dialogue on the board and model it with a strong student.

Review of Lesson (2-4 minutes) • Solidify F/I expressions

Will ask the class which expressions from Language exercises 1 and 2 are F/I. This is in fact Language exercise 3.

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