Ana Sofia M Ana Sofia M

TP4 Functional Language
Pre-Intermediate level

Materials

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for apologizing and giving reasons.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a role-play in the context of apologizing and giving reasons.
  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about apologies and giving reasons in the context of work arrangements

Procedure

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

1. T will start by showing SS two pictures, one of a girl that was supposed to meet with someone and they didn't show. The other of a text message conversation about why the person didn't show. (1 min) 2. T will ask SS to guess what happened in pairs. (2 min) 3. T will ask SS to come back and share their story. (2 min) T will give FB and comment that another name for saying sorry is "Apologizing."

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1. T will give SS instructions for the next activity: "I'm going to play a recording. You are going to answer as you listen." 2. T will give SS the link for the activity, ask SS if they are seeing the same image the T has shown them, and then play the recording(3:23). (4 min) 3. T will ask SS to listen to the recording again to double check their answers (3:23) 4. T will ask SS to check their answers in pairs (2 min) 5. T will conduct OCFB.

MAFP (8-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, appropriacy, form and pronunciation of the target language

1. T will tell SS that they're going to be answering some questions in pairs about the recording. T will give the link. "Have you clicked the link?" "Are you seeing this?" 2. Once everyone has the link open, T will separate SS into breakout rooms (6 min) 3. SS will come back to the main session and check the answers. 4. When checking the answers, we'll go over meaning I’m (really) sorry, (but) I can’t/couldn’t… Expresses sadness, or disappointment because something happened. I have to… Expresses obligation or necessity to doing something in the future. I had to… Expresses obligation or necessity to doing something in the past. 5. T will go over CCQs about the listening: 1. I’m sorry, I couldn’t finish it this morning. a. Did they finish it this morning? No b. Did it happen in the past or in the present? Past c. Are they disappointed/sad they couldn’t finish it? Yes 2. I had to help Henry. a. Did it happen in the present, or the past? Past b. Was it an obligation? Yes 6. We'll se appropriacy: neutral for apologies and giving reasons: I’m (really) sorry, (but) I can’t/couldn’t I had to/have to 7. Then we'll go onto form using the activity as well: I’m (really) sorry, (but) I can’t/couldn’t I have to/I had to 8. T will go over pronunciation with SS using drills and showing IPA.

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

1. T will give instructions for the next activity: "Work in pairs. Open the link, fill in the gaps." (1 min) 2. T will give SS the link and ask if they've opened it and if they can see the activity. 3. In pairs, SS will answer the activity using breakout rooms. (6 min) 4. SS will come back to the main session and we'll do OCFB. (1 min)

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

1. T will set the scene for SS: You promised to meet a friend at 2 pm. It is now 2:30 and your friend is at the restaurant. You call your friend to apologize and give a reason why you can't come. (2 min) 2. T will ask SS to each pretend they're calling to apologize and explain why. They have two minutes then they will switch roles. (4 min) 3. T will conduct DEC/Content FB (2-4 min) 4. T will say goodbye and introduce the next T.

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