Paige Paige

Demo Lesson Speaking: Advice
Intermediate level


Demo Lesson


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of giving advice about problems.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of lexis used the context of giving advice about problems


Lead-in (4-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Introduce myself. Give name, location, happy to be with them. Teacher types question in chat box: when you have problems, do you prefer to ask your family or your friends for help, and why? They have 2 minutes to discuss this in breakout rooms. Teacher then conducts open class feedback.

Content Preparation (4-4 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Ss then have 2 minutes to individually brainstorm 2 problems about school and 2 problems about your parents. They don't have to be real problems; you can make them up. For example, my parents won't let me stay up late and play video games. Or, my school is so boring that I want to fall asleep in my classes. ICQ: How many problems total should you come up with? 4 What should your problems be about? school and parents Should you make notes about these problems? Yes, on paper or your computer CCQ: What language do we use to make suggestions? I recommend, I suggest, I advise

Language Preparation (6-6 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Using Google Form, students answer questions relating to appropriate and form. Teacher then nominates students to provide example sentences for each of the language items. Pronunciation is then covered: Ss identify word stress and do choral drills using a Google Slide.

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

In breakout rooms for 3-4 minutes, Ss take turns sharing 2 school problems, and each person gives them advice to solve their problem. CCQs: Teacher conducts OCFB and students share their school problems as a large group. In breakout rooms for 3-4 minutes, Ss take turns discussing their 2 parent problems, and each person offers them advice. Teacher conducts OCFB and students share their parent problems as a large group.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

DEC on Zoom whiteboard. I recommend you (to) ask your sister for help. I suggest

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