Functional Language - Showing Interest
By the end of the lesson, students will have been introduced to functional language showing interest (reactions and asking follow-up questions) in the context of discussing the weekend.
To provide speaking fluency in a conversation discussing what was done the previous weekend.
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
T introduces self and welcomes the class T: Think about what you did today. Talk in pairs about today with your partners. You have 2 minutes. ICQs: Are you talking about yesterday or today? today Are you talking about what you WANTED to do or what you DID? did Ss go into breakout rooms to discuss their day
T: Look at the picture, what do you think they are talking about? You have 2 minutes to discuss in groups? ICQs: Are you talking about the people in the picture? Yes Are you discussing what they are talking about or what they are looking at? Talking about Ss go into breakout rooms to discuss T: Listen to their conversation. What are you they talking about? ICQs: Are you listening for to hear their names? No Are you listening to hear what they are talking about? Yes Ss listen to audio track OCFB: Were they talking about their families? No What were they talking about? / Were they talking about their weekends? Yes
MEANING T: Read the words. Choose the SAME meaning. “Oh, right.” Does this mean I’m not surprised or I’m sorry for you? Choose your answer. Then press submit. This is individual and you have 1 minute. ICQs: Are you choosing the same meaning or different meaning? Same How many minutes do you have? 1 minute Ss do the activity individually. OCFB. T takes up answers PRONUNCIATION T: Listen to the reactions. Does my voice rise or fall? Oh, right. Wow! You’re joking! Oh, great! Really? Answer: rise Listen again. Oh, dear. What a shame. Oh, nice. Answer: fall Where is the stress? o o o o o Oh, right. Wow! You’re joking! Oh, great! Really? o o o Oh, dear. What a shame. Oh, nice. FORM T: I went to Cancun this weekend. Is this a question or a sentence? Sentence *drag* Oh, great! Is this a question or a reaction? Reaction Who did you go with? Is this a question or an answer? Question I went with my parents. What is this sentence? Answer
T: Read the sentence. Choose and drag the best reaction and question (DEMO). This is individual, you have 3 minutes. ICQs: do you need to choose a reaction AND a question? Yes Is this group or individual? Individual How many minutes do you have? 3 T sends ppt in the chat. Ss do individually. T: Discuss your answers in groups. You have 2 minutes. ICQs: are you talking about these questions? Yes Ss discuss in breakout rooms their answers T conducts OCFB. Nominate students to share their answers.
T: Think about what you did last weekend. Make notes. This is individual and you have 1 minute. ICQs: are you thinking or speaking? Thinking Are you thinking about this weekend or last weekend? Last Ss thing individually and make notes T: Discuss in groups what you did last weekend. Try to ask AT LEAST 2 questions. You have 5 minutes. ICQs: do you ask questions? Yes how many questions do you want to ask? 2 how many minutes do you have? 5 minutes Ss discuss their weekend in groups OCFB. T nominates some students to share with the class what their group members did last weekend
T conducts OCFB T writes example sentences of good language used during Free Practice. T writes example sentences that need to be reformulated and provides alternatives.