Upper Intermediate level
To provide practice of language used for functional language in the context of being polite
To provide clarification of language used for tone in the context of awkward situations
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
T shows students a situation picture to make them think. S answers questions in breakout rooms discussing... 1) What is the problem? 2) What should Bella say?
T shows students 3 more situations with Bella S individually answers questions related to pictures... (5 minutes) 1) Find the problem in EACH situation. 2) How would you respond politely?
S discusses questions they wrote about in groups. (5 Min) 1) What is the problem in this situation? 2) How would you respond politely?
Meaning: 3 minutes T has S define Awkward Social Situation and what should their response be. T has S define what they think they should say. T uncovers answers for both after S response. Form: 5 minutes T asks S to pick the correct word/term for each sentence T gives first as example to S 1) I couldn't possibly manage anymore. 2) It doesn't matter in the slightest. 3) How lovely to see you again! 4) I'm afraid I can't eat anymore Pronunciation: 3 minutes T asks S Can you sound polite and how do you sound polite? T gives S example of phrases and asks S what words are stressed.
T gives S a list of sentences and responses to match together. S gets in breakout rooms and matches and discusses questions with partners. (5 Minutes) T+S discuss answers as a group. (3-5 minutes)
T asks S to think of their own personal awkward social situation. S tells others in breakout rooms what their situation is. S tells other students how they would respond to the situation in English. (8 minutes)