TP4 - Functional Language
To provide review and practice of language used for expressing preference, choice and agreement/disagreement in the context of choosing a new manager for a pop band
To provide gist reading practice using a text about a dialogue between band members in the context of choosing a new manager for a pop band.
Procedure (30-43 minutes)
Students will answer the question What makes a good manager? This is a general discussion just to set context.
Students will be given 2 min read the dialogue presented and identify the main idea of the text. They should be able to say that the text is about a conversation between 2 people looking for a new manager for their pop band. After that, they will be given 1 minute to compare answers before OCFB.
Students will see three boxes, each one of them containing one function (expressing preference, explaining choice, agreeing/disagreeing). This is a GD task in which students will match the exponents the corresponding function. They do this in pairs and are given 2 min before OCFB. ICQs are asked to check understanding. Then, in the next slide, T will elicit appropriacy from ss, by asking them to match the exponents with the level of formality shown in the cline. Next slide is form. Here students will discover which is the fixed part in each of the exponents (e.g. I prefer....because...). And then, they will be asked to provide some other similar examples to prove they have understood the sentence structure(the first example will be given as model). Finally, for pronunciation, T will elicit sentence stress and linking, then drill.
Here students will be presented with another dialogue, very similar to the one they just worked on, but this time they will be asked to fill-in the blanks using the correct exponent. The first one will be done as a model, and they will be given 4 min to complete the task. Then, they will have 2 min to compare their answers before visual OCFB.
At this stage, students will be presented with a hypothetical situation of a plane crash in the South Pacific. There are 5 survivors but only one life raft with room for 3 people. They will take a look at the profile of these 5 survivors and decide who those 3 people will be saved before the aircraft sinks. They will have 8-10 min to do this. ICQ's will be used to check understanding. Teacher will monitor in case the students have questions or need assistance with the task. After that, students will share their conclusions with the class. Finally, teacher will conduct FB and DEC.