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Giving Advice "Teaching Practice #2"
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will explain problems and find a way how to give advice that might help. Ss will be able how to build phrases and structure it according to the required topic and they will practice a role play in which they will apply that through tasks.


Abc Colored Labels
Abc Conversation Tapescript
Abc Matching cut-ups and answers
Abc Asking for advice and giving advice cards
Abc Functional Language Work-Sheet
Abc Functional Language Work-Sheet
Abc A picture of two men

Main Aims

  • To practice of the language used for giving advice in the context of general problems ad to focus on the meaning and the form appraoch

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a role-play in the context of general problems and advice


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To keep Ss engaged to the topic

T will paste a picture of two men on the board and discuss and sharing ideas about the conversation that was done between Derek and Dave,

Focus on the TL - meaning (3-5 minutes) • To use the meaning in a proper way

T will ask each student to take one colored label and stand in the corner that match their colored label. In a group of 3 or 4, T will ask the students to match the sentences with the phrases that are pasted on the wall to form a proper kind of advice. T will give Ss the answer key to check their answers

Focus on the TL - form (5-7 minutes) • To show the different in using the verb form in forming the ways of giving advice

T will write two different advice sentences on the board, one as a statement and the other as a question, elicit the kind of verbs that are used in the both sentences "base verb and v-ing". T will drill these two sentences to focus on the pronunciation. T will draw two columns on the boars of the two forming verbs and will ask the students to use the pasted phrases to put them in the correct place.

Focus on the TL (5-8 minutes) • To elicit few ideas how to respond to advice

T will focus on how the Ss can give advice by giving them instructions in telling them that they are going to look at some of the response Derek gave. T will do the first response as an example and then T will give Ss time to remember and discuss then they will check their answers from the tape script the T gives them.

Practice (8-10 minutes) • To form a proper sentence from the mingled words

T will write the first jumbled sentence in ex.3 on the WB and get the Ss to work out what it says. T will give Ss instructions to work in pairs to re-order the sentences. T can chech the students' answers by asking each pair group to write the answer on the board and then they check their answers. T will ask Ss to discuss in pairs the questions in ex.4 and take the students' feedback.

preparation to speak (1-2 minutes) • To be involved about the task

T will ask Ss to be divided into two groups "Asking for advice & giving advice". T will give Ss instructions before handing out the cards that they have to read their cards first and then find their partner in the other group

Practice (5-7 minutes) • To speak for fluency

T will re-group the Ss in pairs 2, 4, 6, 8, are As. While odd numbers, 1, 3, 5, 7, are Bs. T will give Ss instructions that As will get cards for asking for advice and Bs should give the advice then Bs will get cards for asking for advice and As should give the advice.

IF- time (2-3 minutes) • Feedback

T will put some errors on the WB and ask the students to correct them.

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