Jack Jack

LP of TP4 Functional_Jack
Upper Intermediate level


Functional language agree and disagree


Abc TP4 Language Analysis
Abc Slides for clarification on meaning

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for agreeing and disagreeing politely.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening and speaking practice for the learners.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Show a picture of a kid having a meal for setting the context. (Most possibly I would show my own child's picture to the class.) 2. Brainstorm: what challenges might parents have when raising kids? Which are the most difficult ones. Possible answers: eating, sleeping, safety, etc. 3. OCFB.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation.

1. Play the lesson video clip of three people discussing ways of having kids to have healthy eating habits. 2. Ask Ss to do a matching exercise of the opinions and the person who said it.(https://jamboard.google.com/d/1ueeU3jeFMrzhSGJC2PaSF6lH-aY6p44xJo-rU1YXiRI/edit?usp=sharing) 3. Elicit Ss to say a few expressions used in the video for expressing opinions. (Jamboard)

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language and guide Ss to discovery the meaning of TL.

1. Ask Ss to group those expressions into agreeing and disagreeing categories. (Slides)

Clarification (12-14 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1. Google Jam-board to guide Ss to discover the form of the TL. (https://jamboard.google.com/d/1ueeU3jeFMrzhSGJC2PaSF6lH-aY6p44xJo-rU1YXiRI/edit?usp=sharing) 2. Model and drill the pronunciation, let Ss pay attention to the sentence stress and intonation by showing the sentences with stress marks. (Also in Jam-board)

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

1. Have Ss do a fill-in exercise by google form. (https://forms.gle/WdwFKoiMvWYL7F359) 2. Pair checking the answers in BOR 3. OCFB

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

1. Give instructions for the below task in breakout rooms (show the statements by message or sharing screen): Look at these sentences. Think of at least two reasons why you agree or disagree with them. 1. TV and video games make children violent. 2. Children under ten shouldn't be allowed to have mobiles. 3. 20 is a good age to get married. 4. Friends give the best advice. 2. ICQ checking 3. OCFB.

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