Muktar Hirsi Muktar Hirsi

TP.4 Functional Language
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice functional language used for an invitation and making arrangements.


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Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is to provide clarification and practice functional language used for inviting people and making arrangements.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking- practice functional language in the context of making arrangements (inviting someone out, accepting, refusing an invitation). Listening- to provide gist and specific information from the listening practice using a text about inviting and making arrangements.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To introduce students to the context and the topic of the lesson through lead in activity. IPs work

Ask students to think about when was the last time you were invited to meet a friend? What did you do together? Students work in pairs in a breakout room and tell their partner about the last time they were invited to meet a friend. Students will share interesting stories with the class.

Listening for the gist (7-8 minutes) • To practice listening for gist and for the students to be exposed to the target language.

Tell students to write down all the questions prior to listening, that way they will know what they will be listening for? They should listen to find the answers. Play the audio recording of the conversation about an invitation and making arrangements. Play it again if needed. After listening, have students compare answers in a breakout room. Open class feedback will be done to check answers with the class. Questions: 1 When are Carol and Matt having people round for dinner? 2 Can Juliet and Ben come for dinner? 3 What do Matt and Ben arrange to do? Answers: 1 On Saturday. 2 Juliet can but Ben can’t. 3 To go for a drink after work in The Red Lion pub (at 6.30 on Wednesday).

MFP (10-12 minutes) • Meaning, Form, and pronunciation of TL.

The teacher gives two examples and asks CCQs. Are you doing anything on Saturday? Verb TO BE + subject + verb –ing + complement + time expression ? We say on Saturday when talking about the future. What are you doing on Saturday night? Question word (wh... questions) + verb TO BE + subject + verb +ing + time expression ? Informal "Do you want" + infinitive verb? Do you want to have a drink with me? To make a casual invitation CCQs: Are you asking about people's arrangements? Are you inventing someone to do something? the act of inviting someone to go somewhere or to do something. Formal Phrases "Would you like" + infinitive verb? Would like you to come around for a meal? When a situation calls for more formality How to Respond to an Invitation? "Thank you, I'll be there." That would be nice."

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • The purpose is accuracy. To practice creating sentences and speaking in a controlled activity. IPs work

Share Google form link through private chat. Ask students to complete the task through Google form individually and then check answers in pairs in a breakout room. The teacher and students will go over the answers after everyone finishes. Students make questions with these words. 1. you/ tonight/ are/ free ? 2. time/ what/ come/ I/ shall ? 3. Tuesday/ you/ on/ what/ doing/ are ? 4. you/ Saturday / come/ like/ to/ dinner/ to/ would/ on ? Correct Answers: 1. Are you free tonight? 2. What time shall I come? 3. What are you doing on Tuesday? 4. Would you like to come to dinner on Saturday?

Freer Practice (7-8 minutes) • To give students the opportunity to practice the learned phrases in a freer practice and practice the productive skill of speaking To check errors without having interfered in the speaking practice. To provide feedback on students' production and use of language. IPs work

Ask students to work in pairs in a breakout room and take turns to tell each other about all their arrangements for next week. After they finish they can share some of their arrangements with the class. In this stage, you will not interfere with the activity. You will monitor students while they are speaking, listen to what they say to use functional language. Conduct feedback.

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