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Teaching Practice 4
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, learners will learn about functional language for making suggestions through guided and freer practice base on a listening text about various types of suggestions. The lesson starts with a lead-in where learners will personalize the topic by briefly discussing situations where they've had to suggest something to a friend or family. Learners listening to the text for details. Following the presentation through text, the language will be clarified through MFP(A) for chunks, which will then be followed by a controlled practice where learners complete a mechanical exercise to practice making suggestions for accuracy and a freer practice where learners respond to text communicably. Lastly, there will be a final OCFB and error corrections.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of functional language: Making Suggestions in the context of real life situations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide functional language practice for fluency while students use TL chunks in a role playing task.
  • To practice listening for detail about real life situations of people making suggestions.


Setting Context/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To engage learners and activate their previous knowledge of the topic area

T to class: I need your help. I have plans to visit Mexico after Coronavirus. Can you give me a few suggestions on where to visit? What to do? -T elicits a few ideas from learners. Write learners ideas on white board

Presentation through Text (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for detailed listening of text and make it accessible

-Instructions: Learners will listen to a script for details. -Learners will receive a link to complete ex. 2a as a guided task for meaning. -*BEFORE SUBMITTING, Learners will share and discuss their answers with a partner in the chat. -T share answer key for grading. -T conducts OCFB

Language Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To cover MPF(A) of target language in order to aid completion of tasks

Meaning: This target language is used to make suggestions to people in various situations. These are not obligations, but more like encouragements towards a particular decision. As can be heard in the recording, this language is neutral. It can be used informally with friends and family as well as formally with customers or when a person you first meet. CCQs Is this an obligation? No Can I decline the suggestion? Yes Form: Shall+verb (base form) Why don’t+verb (base form) Let’s+verb (base form) How about+verb+ing You could+verb (base form) What about+verb+ing CCQs: Can the chucks be changed with different words? No Can we conjugate the verbs to all other tenses? No Pronunciation: Which sentence has a rising intonation and which one has a falling intonation? Shall I get something for dinner tonight? Why don’t we have pasta? How do we pronounce the following words/phrase? Do they link? • How about (linking) • Let’s (contraction) • You could (no linking, weak form of could) After completing the task, I will conduct both choral and individual drills.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • Mechanical exercise to practice question form for accuracy

-Instructions: You will receive a google form in the chat, complete the form individually, then compare your responses in the chat with a partner. Taken from ex. 4 -ICQs: Are you writing in the chat to your partner or to everyone? Partner. -Are you completing the form as a group or individually? individually 1. Let’s go/going/to go for a meal after class. 2. How about play/playing/to play football. 3. Why don’t we/we don’t/we will stay in tonight? 4. Do/shall/would we go out and buy some sandwiches? 5. You could buy/buying/to buy some sunglasses for her birthday. -Once form is completed and students have compared their answers. Share answers on the screen. -T conducts OCFB

Freer Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity for learners to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned communicably

-Instructions: Your friend is staying with an American family for a month and wants to take present for them from your country. Taken from ex. 3 Write 4 suggestions of what you friend would take, then share these suggestions with your partner in the breakout room. -T demos -T rotates from room to room assuring students understand the task and answer any questions. Learners will switch partners if time allows. -Learners return to main room. -T conduct OCFB

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To provide learners with feedback on the completion of the task and language

- T conducts OCFB - T conducts Delayed Error Correction

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