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Speaking Strategy -Extending conversation
Pre-Intermediate, A2, grade 6 level


In this lesson students improve their fluency speaking practice in the context of different jobs related to media and film production


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of different jobs related to media and film production

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of words related to jobs and professions in the context of media professions
  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about film making in the context of professions


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greeting students. You will watch a video. Your task is to guess the topic of today's lesson Pair discussion -share your ideas in pairs or group of 3. Class discussion: put all the versions on the board. Correct answer: film making.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

When you talk to someone, it's called having a conversation. Pre-listening task: what type of communication will you hear? Students listen to the recording and reading the phrases at the same time. Post-listening discussion - what are these phrases for???? When do we usually ask such questions? Are we interested in the topic of the conversation when we ask these questions? Do you use these phrases in your communication? What other questions do you ask?

Useful Language for asking questions for extending conversation (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students listen to a dialogue. Task to set before listening: While you listen, write down the phrases which speakers use to extend the conversation. Then students discuss and check their ideas in groups of 2-3 people. Open-class discussion : Common ideas? Different?

Productive Task(s) (15-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Preparation for the game. Position students in a circle and hand out an envelope to each. 1. Ask them to look inside and Do NOT SHOW their word to others. 2. Every student one by one (in circle), say something about their profession, while others need to guess it. When telling some information about the job, student should ask 1 question to the person next to him/her and make a dialogue, by asking questions like: And you? What about you? What do you think? Do you? Can you? Only the person next to him can answer his question. And then again say some info about his job and ask a question..... until you know all jobs. 3. You need to answer truly and fairly. The aim of the game - to guess other students jobs. Wins the student whose profession was guessed the last.

Feedback and Error Correction (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Notice some phrases (3-4) students use during the production stage with some speaking mistakes, as well as good ones. Put them on the board and ask students to help with correction. For the good ones - students are supposed to say that they are fine, Praise students for active participation.

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