Nicholas Nicholas

TP #6
Upper Intermediate level


I will teach the students about awkward social situations and how to answer in a polite way from the situation.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for functional language in the context of being polite

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for tone in the context of awkward situations


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

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?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

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?

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

S discusses questions they wrote about in groups. (5 Min) 1) What is the problem in this situation? 2) How would you respond politely?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

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.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

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)

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

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)

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