to practise vocabulary and speaking for specific purposes in the context of presenting opinions
to practise useful language for a specific purpose in the context of presenting opinions
Procedure (25-40 minutes)
Remix students so that they work in different groups. T sets the context through a situation where he is asking about the students' opinion regarding military service.
T elicits difficult words from students and concept checks them. Show students pictures and ask questions to elicit the word controversy. -controversy: A public discussion and argument about something that most people disagree about. CCQs: Is it agreeing about what people say? No Is it something related to laws and rights? Am I discussing a major issue? Yes Elicit the word ridiculous -ridiculous:very silly or unreasonable. CCQs: Is it something good to do? No Does it mean that i like it? No Does it mean that i'm disagreeing about it? Yes T drills the words with individuals and with the whole class.
T asks students to work in pairs and put the phrases in task 1a in the table. T monitors the activity. T asks students to write (+) or (-) in front of the phrases to describe them as positive or negative phrases in task 1b. T runs whole class feedback for both tasks.
T asks students to read the controversial statements on page 117 and work in pairs. they have to put a tick if they agree, a cross if they disagree and a question mark if they are not sure or think it depends. T demonstrates the first statement to the class. T monitors the activity. T runs feedback.
T displays a list of phrases that are used to express opinions. T explains the most difficult phrases and concept checks them. -It seems to me that all forms of hunting for sport should not be banned. CCQs: Am I sure that this is the right thing to do? No Am I just expressing my opinion? yes Is this going to happen? Maybe -
T asks students to choose one topic from the controversial statements that they would like to discuss. Students do not start discussing yet. T asks students to spend few minutes planning how to express their opinions using the phrases to express opinion. T asks students to work in their groups and discuss their opinions within their groups and say whether they agree or disagree using phrases related to agreeing or disagreeing. T monitors the activity carefully and writes down any spotted errors that might be useful for error correction. T runs feedback with the whole class and students present their group's view to the whole class using phrases related to presenting the views of your group. T runs error correction