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Functions: Agreeing and Disagreeing
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn (in the context of money and love) about phrases they can use to express agreement and disagreement. Students start off by completing the Jamboard discussion where they decide whether money or love is more important. Afterwards, they will read an article for gist regarding this topic. They will then work on the guided discovery task on Google Forms in pairs, where they will explore MAFP of the TL. Students will then complete conversations using the TL on Google Slides and finish class with a role play activity.


Abc Google Doc
Abc Google Jamboard
Abc Google Form
Abc Google Slides

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for agreeing and disagreeing in the context of money and love

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about sharing opinions in the context of money and love


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

T projects Google Jamboard on screen. T says to Ss: "Do you agree or disagree with this statement, 'Money is more important than love.' Tell us why. If you agree, post your answer on the left, and if you disagree, post your answer to the right. You have 2 minutes" T sends Ss the Google Jamboard link in the chatbox. After 2 minutes, T calls on some students to read what was written. T then asks those students, "Do you agree or disagree?'

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T shares screen to the reading material and gist activity (Google Doc). T says: "By yourself, read this article and summarize the main idea using 3 words. For example, 'Coffee, milk, breakfast.' You will send your answers to one person privately in the chat box. You have two minutes" T sends the Google Doc to the chat box. Ss read and send each other their answers. After confirming completion, T calls on some students to share: "What words did you choose?" or "What words did your partner choose?"

Clarification (10-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T shares screen to show Google Form. T says to Ss: "Now you will work with a partner in breakout rooms on this Google Form. On the first page, there are 4 sentences from the reading. For each sentence, there are questions that you answer with either yes or no." T moves to the second page and says to Ss: "On the second page, you have 4 parts (A, B, C, and D) and there is one question for each part. You will have 4 minutes to work on this together." T sends the Google Form to the chat box and monitors breakout rooms. After 4 minutes, Ss return to the main room. T goes over the Google Form as a class and calls on students to provide answers: "(Student), am I pointing at something?" Continue this for all sections. Afterwards, T shows Google Slides with all 4 sentences and asks Ss, "Is this sentence formal, informal, or neutral?" for all sentences. T also asks Ss, "Which of these two (of the disagree expressions) is more polite?" T then goes over page two of the Google Form by eliciting student responses for each question. After going over form, T moves onto pronunciation. T: "I will say the sentence two times, just listen" T models. T: "Now repeat after me." Ss repeat after T. T calls on a few students to say the sentence. T: "What do you notice about the sound 'would you'?" T: "Where is the stress in this sentence?" T repeats this process for the other sentences.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T shares screen to Google Slides. T explains to Ss: "Complete the conversation using the appropriate phrases from the word box. The words on the right will tell you which one you have to use" T models with the first sentence. T says to Ss: "If you used 'I'm sorry, but...' you have to complete the sentence. You have 3 minutes to do this." T sends the Google Slides to the chat box. After 3 minutes, T says: "You will go to breakout rooms and compare answers for 2 minutes." T monitors Ss. After 2 minutes, Ss return to the main room to go over the questions as a class. T calls on Ss to elicit responses: "(Student), what did you write for number 2?"

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T shares screen to Google Doc. T explains, "You and your partner will be given a scenario. You will have a conversation on things you agree and disagree. You have 4 minutes" T models with one student. T then assigns each student a role, and sends the Google Doc in the chat box. Ss go into breakout rooms and T monitors. After 4 minutes, Ss return to the main room for a class discussion. T follows up with DEC.

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