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TP6 - Functional Language - Kris Durbridge
Upper-Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide exposure to functional language to working out solutions to problems

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice fluency and improve debating skills


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

Share screen to jamboard. Jamboard intoduces photos of graffiti and asks whether it is "art or crime" Ss will discuss their opinions in BORs (3 mins) OCGB to highlight interesting opinions.

Text Work (Gist + Intensive) (8-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

(1)Share google form in chat. Share screen to google form. Play audio and ask Ss to fill in form using drop down boxes. Ss will work alone and listen to audio (2 mins) OCFB and form answer review. (2)Ss will work to match descriptive notes to the correct sentences. Send link to jamboard in chat. Ss will work in groups (3 BORs) (3 mins) OCFB

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

Refer to jamboard (6-9) Work through slides which contain relevant lexis Elicit meaning and form through CCQs Review appropriacy (slide 9)

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

Refer to jamboard (slides x) Ss will work in pairs using the provided semi-fixed expressions. BORs (4 minutes) Ss will debate opposing views, recycling content from the previous audio. Monitor BOR's. OCFB

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

(1) Jamboard (slides X) Ss work in pairs to freely debate two opposing views. Student A: factory owner; Student B graffiti artist. Ss will debate their views in BORs. (5 minutes) OCFB 2 minutes

DEC (3 minutes) • To review good and incorrect language

• In OCFB review the days errors and reflect on good language used in the class. • Share screen to Word document.

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