Elementary A1 level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of greetings and saying hi.
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about six conversations in the context of fill in the gaps.
To provide gist listening practice using a text about four conversations in the context of greeting and saying hi.
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
The teacher shows two pictures; one is for a formal meeting and another is for a casual outing of two friends. Then, the teacher writes two phrases on the board "Hi, Fred!" and "Good morning Mr. Peter" and asks students "Which one is the formal and which is informal?". Teacher elicits the answer from the students.
The teacher makes use of the students' responses that are written on the board, and elicits from them some more alternatives for (hello and fine). As modeling, the teacher writes (Hi, Good morning, Good afternoon and Good evening) as alternatives to Hello, and (good, very well, OK and not bad) as alternatives to (fine). Teacher uses CCQs like "Can I say Hi or Hey man to my boss at work?".The students, then, repeat the new forms in chorus.
The teacher tells students that they will listen to four conversations and that they have to find out which are formal and which are informal. Teacher uses ICQs like "Are you going to complete any spaces?" "Are we going to put true or false?". Students then check their answers in pairs, and the teacher may replay the audio record if necessary.
Students will make their own conversations in pairs. After they finish, they will switch roles; those who asked will answer and vice versa, The teacher keeps monitoring and checking students' responses.
The teacher gives the students a handout. The teacher will ask the students to complete the missing parts in the conversations in exercise three. The teacher informs the students that they have three minutes to finish. Then, the students listens to the audio record to check their answers. Afterwards, they check their answers in pairs while the teacher monitors. ICQs will used like "Do you have 10 minutes?".
Teacher asks students to go outside the classroom and sit in a circular shape around a table. Teacher will use a bottle to spin. Whoever the bottle refers to first time will ask, and who it refers to then will answer. Students will hold some cards telling their social position ( a friend, a boss, a manager, a teacher.. etc) just to help the students know whether to make a formal or informal conversation. Teacher gives instructions, checks them and monitors during the game.