Kaylyn Waisbrot Kaylyn Waisbrot

TP 6 Functional Language
Upper Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of speaking for fluency in the context of agreeing and disagreeing

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of variety of options of word choices in the context of agreeing and disagreeing
  • To provide fluency in addressing points with appropriate language when agreeing or disagreeing


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

Ss will be shown a slide which show pictures that illustrates agreeing and disagreeing . They will be asked to guess the nature of the class. T will introduce the lesson and will ask for confirmation by students agreeing. T will ask how Ss alter their word choice depending on who they are speaking to. During the course of the lesson, T will slip in some comments to solicit agreeing or disagreeing spontaneously.

Exposure (7-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss will be exposed to a text that will introduce them to the topic within which the expressions of agreeing and disagreeing are contained. (One pro and one con for the subject) T will ask 2 Ss to read the dialogue. Then parts will be read aloud and pointed out on the text. There will be some discussion of the concept of agreeing and disagreeing and Ss will need to identify the relevant expressions in the text.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Eight sentences will be identified on the script and 4 discussed in terms of detailed MPA. Students will be asked to clarify situations that the phrase might be appropriate. (M) Then be able to recognize the formal, informal or neutral nature of the expression.(A) Clarification of pronunciation will also be included and focus on stress, intonation or emotion for different receivers. (P)

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss will be provided a google form which they will fill out individually and then be sent to Breakout room to discuss their choices and why. Upon returning, will discuss they will offer their decision as a group where they will reveal their answers and the function/appropriacy will be clarified.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will be presented with a topic and sent to break out room with one partner. They will be provided with a list of 12 expressions used in the original text. They will be asked to identify as A or B. They will be role playing a conversation about this topic where A gives the pro, and B the con viewpoint. They will be expected to use agreeing and disagreeing expressions learned in the class, as well as some they already know in the discussion. Then return to class for short feedback. This will be repeated with a new partner and second question. (A third round is available only if other sessions have had adequate discussion) Last they will return to open class for feedback and DEC.

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