Paula Erzurum Paula Erzurum

TP 6 - Party
Intermediate level


In this lesson SS will do a prediction task to activate their top-down processing ready for listening to a recording of 4 telephone conversations. They will do an initial easy task, then they will read the conversation for specific info in which to compete in a race. They will then listen to and repeat useful phrases and practice the conversation they read about. Ss will then write their own conversation and practice it.


Abc WB
Abc Recording 1.38
Abc Recording 1.39

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss practice in the productive skill of speaking to make, accept or refuse invitations in the context of useful phrases

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in the receptive skills of listening and reading about functional phrases in the context of making, accepting and refusing invitations


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To get Ss interested in the topic and the listening text

* Ss to look at the pictures on the board and look at the words * Ss to predict what is happening in the pictures with a partner * Elicit some ideas

Initial listening task (5-7 minutes) • To practice listening for specific info and to expose them to the functional phrases in context

* You will listen to Rose speaking to 4 friends on the phone. * Show the 3 questions on the board and go through them * Answer the questions while listening ICQs - are you going to listen? yes are you going to write the answers? yes * Peer check the answers * Elicit answers and write them on the board 1) Ian 2) Lucy 3) Alan

Reading for specific info (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with a specific information reading task and to expose them to the functional phrases and help them to focus on the meaning

* Show Ss the conversation HO (folded to only show the conversations) * Give Ss the conversation script HO that they just listened to * Ss read it (while they read put on the WB the answer spaces for the race) * Split Ss into 2 groups (James & Bond) - make sure the groups sit on the correct side of the WB * Show the task (other folded part). Explain that the 2 teams will have a race so we can find a winner. * Teams to find the useful phrases and run to the board to write their answers (different people each time) the team that finishes 1st gets 2 points. * Check all the answers together and give each team 1 point for each correct answer. * Tally up the points and declare the winner

Listening & Speaking tasks (6-8 minutes) • To listen and improve speaking skills and focus on the pronunciation of the functional phrases ready for freer practice

* Ss will now listen to the answers and repeat the useful phrases. * In pairs practice the 4 conversations. * Invite a good pair to perform for the class

Productive stage (8-10 minutes) • To help Ss prepare for freer speaking, to give practice in speaking for fluency & to give them the opportunity to use the functional phrases.

* Change pairs and show HO about writing a conversation - give an example * When they have written their conversation they can then practice it (swapping A & B) * ICQs - are you going to write? yes then will you practice? yes * Monitor and note any errors * Write any errors on the WB and elicit the correct way from Ss

Flexi-stage - if time (5-6 minutes) • To give Ss semi-controlled practice in useful phrases

* Show and give the flexi stage HO * Ss can complete in pairs * Listen to the answers and check

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