Miriam de los Angeles Ortega Alonso Miriam de los Angeles Ortega Alonso

Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson Ss will be introduced to the functional language of asking for and giving clarifications through situational presentation based on a Gap-fill activity.Ss learn about 'Asking for and Giving Clarification' The lesson starts with a discussion about the misunderstanding. This is followed by clarification where Ss understand the meaning/form/pronunciation of asking for& giving clarification dialogues. Later, there will be some controlled practice through completing sentence exercise and free practice via a final role-play speaking activity.


Abc Grouping Activity
Abc Grouping Activity
Abc Role-play activity 2
Abc Gap-fill out 2
Abc Gap-fill out
Abc Role-play activity
Abc Grouping Activity

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for asking for and giving clarification in the context of political issues related to work

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion and role play


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T presents some photos and cartoons on the WB, then asks students to think about them and discuss with their partners what the situation could be. T elicits " asking for clarification" "explaining what you mean"

Building Context (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-T will give HOs 1 and give the instructions "Look at the sentences in bold and divide them into two groups" " asking for clarification" or "explaining what you mean" "check your answer with your friends after you finish" -Ss wıll categorıze the phrases and check with their partners. -T will give feedback on WB T will give HOs 2 and give the instructions "Complete the dialogues with the expressions from part A and complete the dialogue with the words from the box" check your answer with your friends after you finish" -T will give answer key.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T presents the chart that phrases are categorized and ask " Why do we use these in part a?" elicits the answers "for clarifying" "asking for clarification" (meaning) T drills the phrases with Ss (pronunciation) T elicits the form by asking questions (form)

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T divides the class into the groups and give HOs for role-play activity. According to their situation, they will write a short dialogue and act out it by using the phrases. T monitors and gives WC feedback

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T divides the class into the groups and give instructions. "There are three situation stations." "Imagine that you're in that situation." "When I make noise change your station and partner also" T ask ICQs After Ss do their role-plays, T gives feedback.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T gives a situation but now they do whole class role-play. T monitors and gives feedback.

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