TP6
B2 level
Description
Materials
Main Aims

To enable the students to practice how to respond sympathetically in the context of problematic situations.
Subsidiary Aims

To enable the students to practice reading for gist and detail, and speaking.
Procedure (4355 minutes)
The teacher shows a picture of two sympathetic boys. The teacher asks the students: "Are you a sympathetic person?" The students share their ideas with the class. The teacher asks the students: "Who do you turn to if you need a sympathetic listener?" The students share their ideas with the class.
In the chat, the teacher shares a Google presentation with the students. The teacher shows the students two slides with three conversations and three pictures. The teacher tells the students: "You have 3 minutes to, individually, read the three conversations quickly to get the general idea and match the conversations (13) to the pictures (AC)." "Write your answers in your notebook." Individually, the students do the exercise. The students share their answers with the class. The teacher confirms the students' answers.
The teacher shows the students two slides: one with an exercise to cover Meaning and the other with an exercise to cover Form. The teacher reads the instructions of both exercises together with the students and then the teachers tells the students: "Now, I will send you to Breakout Rooms and you have 5 minutes to answer these two exercises we have just read on slides 5 and 6". "Once you have finished, come back. Let's see who is the fastest pair". In Breakout Rooms, the students answer the exercises in pairs. Once the students are back, they share their answers with the class. The teacher confirms the students' answers.
In the chat, the teacher shares a Google Form with the students. The teacher tells the students: "You have 6 minutes to, individually, read the three conversations again, this time carefully, and answer the questions in the Google Form." Individually, the students do the exercise. The students share their answers with the class. The teacher confirms the students' answers.
The teacher shows the students some problematic situations. The teacher tells the students: "I will send you to Breakout Rooms and you have 8 minutes to act out a conversation similar to the ones you read. Here you have some ideas that can help you." The teacher asks one student: "Can you help me read the situations we have here?" The student reads the situations out loud. The teacher tells the students: "The point is that, in your conversation, you use the phrases we have reviewed for responding sympathetically." The teacher shows the students the phrases so that they keep them in mind. In Breakout Rooms, the students play roles. The teacher goes from room to room to monitor the speaking task and write down some notes about the language the students are using.
The teacher asks some of the students to act out their conversation. Those students act out their conversation. After hearing the students, the teacher points out, on a slide, certain mistakes the students made during the Free Practice stage. The teacher elicits the correct use of the corresponding language from the students, asking: "Is this correct?" "How do you say it correctly?"