Functional language


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for making excuses in the context of daily routine

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of daily routine


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

Ss talk about embarrassing moments in daily life. (2 min.) Ss watch a video clip. (30 seconds)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

Ss listen to 5 recordings MP3 (2’00”) and match with the illustrations as the gist.

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

Ss read and answer CCQs of the target language, 8 phrases. Ss understand Meaning, Form and Pronunciation of 8 items. T elicits the intonations of 8 phrases. (MP3)

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss put a few phrases in order as Controlled Practice 1. (5min.) Ss fill in gaps of the same phrases as CP2. (5 min.)

Planning (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to plan students' reports

Ss work in pairs to choose one situation and prepare a small dialogue. Break-out rooms.

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Ss give feedback to the class. DEC.

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