Alex Alex

Alex Martinez_TP6_LP
C1 Advanced level


This is a functions lesson using phrases and expressions for checking, rephrasing and to check understanding if the listener has acknowledged the information.nSs will focus on practicing these phrases


Abc Checking and rephrasing
Abc Control practice
Abc Free practice

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of language used for checking and rephrasing in the context of work

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for collaboration to increase productivity
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation at the workplace


Warmer/Lead-in (3-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

INSTRUCTIONS: Read the email from an HR manager to three of her staff Why is she writing to her staff? Discuss with your partners. BOR / 3min T gives instructions and sends Ss to BOR. T elicits suggestions from students and T provides OCFB

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the expressions with the phrases/words below. (Filling the blanks presentation) DEMO: T does one item on list. T gives link to ss of form T gives instructions and sends ss to BOR (3 min). T shows answers then OCFB T elicits from ss why they choose those options

Clarification (8-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

MEANING T shows answer from prior activity OCFB FORM T shows slide and elicits the differences between the different types of phrases. OCFB PRONUNCIATION T shows slide T elicits from ss stressed word in sentences. T goes over unique and difficult features of each sentence. T models, then whole class drill. T elicits pronunciation from individual ss.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

INSTRUCTIONS: Select the expressions into the correct category. 4 min DEMO: T demos first item by eliciting the answer from the students T gives link to the slide to ss. T shows answer key OCFB

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

INSTRUCTIONS: Group work. In teams, think of one or two more ideas to increase collaboration at work. How would your ideas work? Discuss your groups’s decision with the class, giving reasons for your choices. Use the expressions we have studied before/ BOR 4 minutes DEMO: T demos one or two examples of collaboration at work Learners provide their ideas and discuss their peers

Feedback & DEC (3-5 minutes) • To correct and reformulate sentences Ss have previously elaborated

T conducts OCFB T conducts DEC

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