Nicholas Boyle Nicholas Boyle

TP 4 functional language, expressing likes and dislikes
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about how to express likes and dislikes in the context of jobs.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Jobs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation. in the context of Jobs.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To generate students interest in the lessons topic.

Students discuss what they like and dislike with a partner. "With a partner say what you like and don't like".

Gist activity (5-7 minutes) • To present and practice understanding of lessons TL and topic.

Use the audio in Q1A to contextualize the language. "Listen to a man talking about his job". "Listen again and complete the sentences with a partner".

Presentation through text and clarification of MFP (7-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice MFP of TL.

Cover Meaning, Appropriacy, Form and Pronunciation of the functional language. "Look at the expression of likes and dislikes, put them in the correct place on the scale/chart". CCQ) "What comes first, the expression of likes and dislikes or the verb?" (expression of likes and dislikes). CCQ) "What expressions are neither positive or negative?". CCQ) "What other words can you say express likes and dislikes about/for?". Get one student to read/speak the sentence, get the rest of the students to repeat the sentence after, repeat this for all three sentences.

Controlled language practice activity (7-11 minutes) • To provide controlled practice of the language.

Have a language practice task focused on accuracy. "Look at these sentences, discuss with a partner which is true/false for you".

Free speaking practice activity (5-7 minutes) • To develop students speaking skills relating to the TL.

Have a communicative task in which learners use the functional language to complete it. "Look at the picture with this list of jobs". "With a partner say which type of work/job is good for you and why?".

Conduct Feedback and DEC (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback and DEC to students .

Conduct feedback and DEC. Provide feedback and corrections to students where appropriate and allow students to answer questions, conclude class.

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