Teaching Practice 2- Learning Communication Phrases with their direct meanings and less direct versions
Intermediate Level level
To practice functional language when talking about people indirectly and matching phrases with their direct meanings and comments with their less direct versions.
To listen to a conversation and guess the meaning of the phrases from contextual cues/Matching phrases with their direct meanings and less direct versions
Procedure (45 minutes)
I will start the lesson by showing a photo or two of people gossiping with each other. Then I will ask the class to guess what the people are doing in the photos and discuss some of the things people like to gossip about.
I will ask the students to read the three T/F statements first, then play the listening conversation and discuss it briefly.
I will ask two students to read/role play the conversation and then I will ask the WC to identify the highlighted phrases in the script.
I will ask the students to work in pairs and match the script's phrases with their direct meanings (located at the bottom of the script).
The Ss will listen to some phrases from a conversation and will be asked to repeat them as a an intonation/pronunciation practice.
T will ask the Ss to divide into two large groups (green and purple). One group will have conversation comments and the other group their less direct versions. For example: She never stops talking (comment)/She can be a bit talkative (less direct version). I will ask both groups (green and purple) to find their pair and stay with their it. Finally, I will hand them a small piece of paper with all the comments and their less direct versions for them to match.