Listening and Speaking
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
Set context of helping people. Ask students "What was the last time someone asked you for help or you asked for help? Give them 1 min to talk to their partners then take some answers from some of the students in 2 minutes.
In order to provide context for the target language, give them a dialogue and elicit "offer" and "polite request" by asking them to match. "Read these two dialogues individually and match them with the offer and polite request you have 2 minutes to do this." Then let them check their answers with their partners and and elicit the answers from the students and ask for justifications of the answers. then clarify the meaning with CCQs: Does Harry ask for something? yes Is George ready to help? yes
Give them a listening text and before listening, tell them "match a line in A with a line in B and C in 4 minutes." Then have them listen to the recording to check their answers. Let them compare their answers with their partners. Students check their answers from the answer key first. Use the sentences from the text and ask the students to match them with " offers and polite requests". T: Now read these sentences and write them under "offers - polite requests".you have 3 minutes. S: (Ss work individually) T: Now check your answers with your partners. Then plenary check is done.
Clarify M/F/P of Offers and Requests.Tt checks understanding with CCQs, elicits the form from students. Tt models and drills the pronunciation. Do you think you could gift-wrap it for me? Can you tell me the code for Tokyo, please? Could you show me how you did that? CCQs: Does the person ask for something? Can we say “gift-wrap it now!” or “Tell me the code!” Is the person polite or rude? If I say I’ll give you a lift if you like. CCQs: Am I ready to help someone? Is it a polite request or do I offer? Would you mind moving your car? CCQs: Does the person want someone to do something? Is he/she polite? Does the person make a request or offer? Would you mind if I opened the window? Is the window closed? Does the person want to open it Who will do the action: the person himself/herself or the other person? Form: T elicits the rule from the students by giving them a hand out with a matching. Students complete the matching in 3 minutes and T asks CCQs: Is it "I will or I'll? Do I use v+ing or past simple after "would you mind if...?" Do Can you.. and could you..have the same rule? Look at the sentences 1-6 and match with the rules (a-f). 1- Do you think you could gift-wrap it for me? 2- Could you show me how you did that? 3- Can you tell me the code for Tokyo, please? 4- Would you mind moving your car? 5- Would you mind if I opened the window? 6- I’ll give you a lift if you like. In offers a) Subject+ ‘ll + bare infinitive +subject In requests; b) Can + subject + bare infinitive + object c) Could + subject + bare infinitive+ object d) Would + subject (you) + mind + verb + ing +object e) Would + subject (you) + mind +if + Past Simple+ object f) Do you think+ subject+ could + verb +object.
Have the students listen to different dialogues of people and ask them to write the topics of what the people in the recording are talking about before listening give students 1 min to read the questions. Let them compare their answers then do the plenary check. Then give them a handout and have them listen again and ask them write the missing parts. Ask them check their answers with their partners in one minute. Then do the plenary check in two minutes.
Give them a role play of a customer and a waiter. With role-plays, make sure students are clear about the situation and the roles before they start. So give them a handout on which they can see what they are going to talk about for ten mins. Monitor them while they are talking and make notes of theri errors etc.