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TP5 Speaking
Pre-Intermediate level


Speaking - fluency practice


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Abc New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate, Sarah Cunningham & Peter Moore, 2005, Pearson Longman
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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of choosing a manager for a pop group

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide deduction in the context of choosing an appropriate candidate


Warmer/Lead-in (4-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show picture of young people. Ask students to predict who these people are? Who are they? Are they friends? Do they work together? What are their jobs? Show more pictures of the people and confirm that they are members of a pop group.

Exposure (14-14 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

Tell students they are going to read a short text about the pop group SPOTS. Elicit information about the group from the students: Are they very popular? They are quite young, They won a talent show They have only been famous for about a year. Tell students that the band is looking for a new manager. They are going to read about the experience of the 4 candidates for the job of SPOTS manager. Cover MFP key vocabulary: Hit singles, boy band, soap opera Explain that the students need to read the text about the candidates and list the good and bad points for each one.

Peer check (3-3 minutes) • To build students confidence

Students work in pairs to list the pros and cons of each of the candidates

Useful Language (7-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Go through the advantages and disadvantages of each candidate. Look at structures that students can use to express preference How to say who you prefer: I think... will be the best manager because... I prefer…. because… Explaining your choice: … has a lot of/ no experience of … … knows more about … … could Agreeing and disagreeing: I agree/ I don’t agree. Yes, but what about… ?

Productive Task(s) (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss to talk about which candidate would be the best manager for the pop group - working in pairs or small groups

Feedback and Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

provide Ss with feedback on language based on your monitoring of the task.

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