Chris Vasquez Chris Vasquez

Giving and Asking Directions
Pre-intermediate level


Student will learn the function of giving and asking for directions


Main Aims

  • To practice and revise phrases to ask and give directions in the context of a listening activity where a person is asking for directions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about giving and asking for directions in the context of a person who needs directions to a museum


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will ask Ss: "Is there a time that you went somewhere and you got lost?" T shares time when lost in Colombia. T puts students into break rooms in small group to share their responses to Tell your partners about a time you got lost or when you helped someone when they were lost. What directions did you give them? SCRIPT: I’m going to put you into pairs Share with you partner a time when you got lost or helped someone because they were lost? What directions did you give them? I just want you to think about the language you used to give directions.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a listening text

T tells Ss that they are going to listen to a conversation between people who are giving and asking directions. T send Ss a link to a google doc in the chat to. Learners listen and answer individually. They compare answers in pairs in private chat. T conducts OCFB.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T send Ss link to Jam board go over MFPA. Ss fist do a matching exercise for meaning that is on the first page of the jamboard.

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

T provide controlled practice of the language using ex 3 in the textbook on Google Forms. Learners do this individually and then check in pairs in breakout rooms.. T leads OCFB

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

T provides learners with the communicative task of giving each other direction to move around a town. S do PW in Breakout rooms Conduct Feedback and DEC

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