for the Ss to provide accuracy and fluency when listening and speaking in the context of "advice".
for the Ss to provide clarification and practice of language used for giving advice.
To provide clarification of language used for giving advice in the context of in the context of formal and informal language.
Procedure (48-68 minutes)
I will stick the picture from the coursebook on the WB. I will ask the Ss to comment on the picture and on the problem the man in the picture is dealing with. Then I will write on the WB: "What should he do?", and ask the Ss to work in pairs to write at least three items. I will give them three minutes. I will write numbers from 1 to 6 (depends on the number of Ss) on the WB. I will ask the Ss to go over the WB and write one (or two depending on the number of Ss) sentences that they found. When they finish, I will elicit the word "advice" by mentioning the items on the WB. I will give the verb form: to advise. I will also explain that there is no plural form of advice, but you can say some advice, a piece of advice, a bit of advice. I will pre-teach "taking time off work" by eliciting.
I will write the four topics on the WB as given under Exercise 2. Ask CCQs to be sure whether the Ss understand the meaning. Possible CCQs are: 2. Taking time off work Is it about work? Why do you need it? 1. Career advice: Is it about job? Why do you need this? 3. Holiday Plans Is it about the time at the office? Is it about the past? 4. A job interview Is it about work? Do you have a job, or you look for a job?
I will set the task by asking the Ss to listen to the conversation and to choose the correct topic from the WB. I ask ICQs. I will play the first conversation (twice if necessary). I will ask the Ss to check their answers with their partners. I will ask for WC feedback. If there are different answers, I will ask a Ss to explain the correct answer to the others. Then I will give the instructions again, and play the CD to listen to the second conversation (twice if necessary). I will ask the Ss their answers. I will ask the Ss to check their answers with their partners. I will ask for WC feedback. If there are different answers, I will ask a Ss to explain the correct answer to the others.
I will ask the Ss to discuss in pairs the relationship between the speakers and what advice is given. I will have WC FB.
Before giving the hand-outs, I will ask the Ss to read the conversation by pointing the related part on the hand-outs. I will ask ICQs. I will give them 3 minutes. When they are finished with the reading, the Ss will listen to the conversations. I will pause a couple of seconds after listening to each gap for the Ss to have time to write down what they hear. I will ask the Ss to check their answers with their partners. I will ask for WC FB and write the answers on the WB.
To give the instructions, I will ask the Ss to turn over their papers. I will point the box and ask the Ss to complete the sentences as in the dialogue. The Ss will work in pairs.
The Ss will work in pairs and decide which sentences are more forceful and which are not so forceful. I will give them 2 minutes and I will get WC FB.
I will ask the Ss when was the last time they asked for advice. I will give them 1 minute to think about it. I'll have their answers. I will ask the Ss whether the advice given is always good. I will ask the Ss what do they do when they don't like the advice given. Do we have to do what people advise?
The Ss will listen to 6 different conversations and they will try to understand if the advice given is good or bad. I will give the instructions, ask ICQs. I will pause after each conversation and have WC FB.
If any time is left over, I will give the Ss papers with situations where some advice is needed are written on them. The Ss will read the cards and have dialogues with their partners in the context of asking for and giving advice.