Functional language LP
To provide clarification of language used for asking and giving directions in the context of helping someone find his way.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a using a role-play in the context of in finding directions after getting lost.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Ask students to discuss how to tell someone who has lost directions.
Students explore the functional language through exercise 5 Listen to the audio Go to google forms and do a fill-in-the gap exercise. https://forms.gle/igZ35sBeudxPkArA9
Functional language ----------====================++++++> (INTONATION) Do you know the way to get to the musuem? Meaning: advice (neutral) Form: Do you know + ... Pron: Do you know the WAY to get to the MUSEUM? How do we get to the stop? Meaning: asking directions (informal) Go down this road. So, did he say second right or second left? Is this the right bus stop for the musuem? How can I help? Go down this road until you come to a church. ASKING DIRECTIONS Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to …? the bus station Excuse me, do you know where the … is? post office I'm sorry, I don't know Sorry, I'm not from around here I'm looking for … this address Are we on the right road for …? Brighton Is this the right way for …? GIVING DIRECTIONS It's this way It's that way You're going the wrong way You're going in the wrong direction Take this road Go down there Take the first on the left Take the second on the right Turn right at the crossroads Continue straight ahead for about a mile (one mile is approximately 1.6 kilometres) Continue past the fire station You'll pass a supermarket on your left Keep going for another … hundred yards (about 91 metres) two hundred metres half mile (about 800 metres) kilometre It'll be … on your left on your right straight ahead of you HOW FAR IS IT? How far is it? How far is it to …? the airport How far is it to … from here? the beach Is it far? Is it a long way? It's … not far quite close quite a long way a long way on foot a long way to walk about a mile from here (one mile is approximately 1.6 kilometres)
Open the form https://forms.gle/a4GXerto3hT1ATSW8 Do the questions individually Go to breakout rooms to check your answers
Work in pairs. Roleplay conversations between you (A) and your partner (B). You are the resident and your partner is a visitor to your city . Think of the famous attractions in Mexico city. Suppose you both wants to go to any one of them. And lose your way. Take turns with B asking A for directions to those places. Use these phrases. Excuse me. Do you know the way to ...? Excuse me. Is there a ... near here? Excuse me. Is the ... near here?