Upper Intermediate level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a Coversation and Dialogues in the context of Office's problems
To provide scan reading practice using a text about a local newspaper has received a letter from staff at a local office complaining about local conditions. in the context of Bosses, Staff members, Reporters,
Procedure (38-46 minutes)
● Lead-in to the topic and asks Ss what problems that can happen in offices. Then, get a few ideas and get Ss into small groups and gets them to brainstorm some more. Next, take some work class and gets Ss to suggest some solutions to the problems. ● Explain the situation- a local newspaper has received a letter from staff at a local office complaining about local conditions. Reporters have been sent out to find out to find what is going on. They need to find out the opinions of both sides.
Divide Ss into four groups: A. Bosses B. Staff members. C. Reporter 1 D. Reporter 2. Give Ss time to read. Then get them to discuss their roles.
●Tell Ss to elicit that in order for the reports to write balanced story they need to get both sides of the story. Re-group Ss again so reporters swap interviewers.
● Ask Ss if they thought there were a lot of problems at the company and is there are any solutions. Tell Ss, they are going to try and solve the problems. ● Do some delayed Feedback. Put the points you noted onto the w/b and get Ss to correct their own errors.