Functional Language: agreeing and disagreeing
Pre-intermediate B1 level
By end of the lesson students will be able to produce the TL with some fluency.
To provide controlled and semi controlled practice speaking using the TL (agreeing and disagreeing) in the context of expressions opinions of controversial statements.
Procedure (38-45 minutes)
Picture of a factory worker on the WB with the statement 'People should not be allowed to work more than thirty-five hours a week. Elicit Do you agree or disagree? Why? Point to strength continuum on WB Agree --------------------------------Disagree Record key words and phrases on the WB as Ss share their reasons. This is our lesson today agreeing and disagreeing (write on WB) At home I agree when my boyfriend wants me to watch television. I disagree when he wants to watch a football game! When do you agree? disagree?
WB Display Display one photo and sentence at a time on the WB. Read the sentence and elicit choral drilling. (use of intonation) As Ss the following questions for each photo: What is this? What is he/she doing? What are they doing? Sentences: People should not be allowed to smoke in outdoor public places. People should not eat meat. People should not hunt animals for sport. CCQs: Outdoor public places Draw a house - is this a public place? NO it is just for your family and friends - people you know. Draw a restaurant - is this a public place? YES is this an outdoor public place? NO Show picture - is this an outdoor public place? YES CCQs: hunting for sport Show hunting picture - is he doing this for fun? YES (sport) Will he eat the animal? MAYBE CCQs: vegetarian Is he a vegetarian? NO
Refer to WB Photos and 4 agreement labels: Refer to each statement: Do you agree, partly agree (maybe), disagree, strongly disagree? Refer to each sentence again and post labels: When we agree we can say .... I completely agree When we partly agree we say ... I’m not sure When we disagree we say ... I don’t agree When we strongly disagree we say ... I don’t agree at all We can also say ..... People should not ... People should .... I think ….. is wrong. I don't think so. You must be joking!I
Mix the phrases up on the WB Chesting: explain the HO Ss complete the table with the phrases. Peer checking
Modelling with a S. using WB words T explanation: Using the language on the HO. Work in pairs. Number 1 and 2 Choose a statement as a class (T elicits the statement) 1s agree or partly agree 2s disagree or strongly disagree Controlled practice
Organize class All number 1s opposıte Number 2s T models Controlled practice
Individually students write a statement. Mingling Ss walk round and show their statement to another S who then gives their opinion.