Lesson Plan 1 - 9 February 2020
To provide practice in speaking for fluency in the context of describing pictures and discussing personalised questions
To provide clarification and practice of language used for apologising and accepting apologies in the context of listening to the recording and discussing quotidian situations
To provide practice in writing in the context of creating a dialogue relating to apologising
To provide practice in listening for gist in the context of 2 dialogues where people apologise
Procedure (36-47 minutes)
Show the picture of a birthday party. Set the context. Elicit ‘I'm sorry’: (forgot your birthday, I’m sorry). Pair work: think of as many situations as possible when you might say sorry (prompts: you said sth offensive, when you told a joke, but the person’s got offended, you pushed a person accidentally, when you took a person’s bag or belongings accidentally) O/C f/b: nominate students Then elicit the word for the action of saying sorry – to apologise (CCQs, drill, written record)
Pair work: the students look at the pictures and describe what they can see (focus on how the people feel, too). O/C f/b: nominate the students for their suggestions. Then ask the students to discuss the questions with a partner. O/C f/b: nominate the students.
Pre-teach to accept/reject apologies. Set the context. Elicit the vocabulary. CCQs: if you accept sbd’s apologies, do you feel angry/annoyed with this person? Did you forgive this person? If you reject sbd’s apologies, do you feel angry/annoyed with this person? Positive or negative. Drill. Written record. Personalise – do you often accept or reject apologies?
The students listen to two short dialogues (reason for the apology and whether the apology is accepted or rejected). O/C f/b: nominate students
The students listen again and complete the expressions with one word in each gap. O/C f/b: nominate the students (be ready to replay bits of the recording if necessary). Ask the students to try to infer the meaning of make it up to sbd - explain. Drill.
Complete the gaps with expressions from the previous exercise (apologising and responding to apologies). O/C f/b: the students annotate the shared screen.
Think of two more situations where somebody needs to make an apology. The students write their situations - annotate the slide (be ready to prompt). O/C f/b: the students present their situations
Pair work: choose one of the situations, create a dialogue, use expressions (the students type simultaneously in the Google document). Then ask the students to act it out (change roles).