To provide review, clarification, and most importantly practice of language for making polite requests in the context of asking people to do things
Through pictures, semi-controlled practice, different pair work activities, and situations where the Ss will use the TL, they will have gained more confidence in making requests politely.
Procedure (28-23 minutes)
Show Ss a bunch of pictures. "What is happening here?" "What is he saying to her? What is he saying to him?" Elicit different answers...
Show the next picture (from the worksheet I got from the book) (me with one, or give one to each? ) and go through the questions (together or them on their own?) Feed back. Elicit different answers? Write the answers on the WB (or have them?)
The students will each get a stack of cards with the requests on them. They must put them in their right order depending on how polite each request is. This is meaning. (first group, not so polite, second group, more polite, third group, much more polite) Then they must write in what verb form is used after each way of making the request. This is the form. Lastly, we will go over pronunciation together. d'you, think'you, d'you'suppose ... Go over how to ANSWER the REQUESTS. "No, I don't mind...." or "No, of course now." Write on Wb if needed. CHECK CONCEPT QUESTIONS. Write/say wrong, ask if correct...
**Will not do Controlled Practice***
The Ss will do the activity which the book offers, where they work in pairs. They are given different situations, and they must choose from the box of requests, which one they would use in that situation. "Work in pairs please. Student A, you are at your friend's house, and you will need to make requests for different things, choose the best way of asking. Student B, reply to each request in any way you like. If you refuse, give a reason!" CHECK INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!! What does Person A do? B? If you refuse, what do you do? 5-8 minutes? Monitor! Listen, errors... Feedback....have some partners report the conversations they had (Should I have them switch partners and share their conversations?) "I asked her to help me ....., and she agreed, ....she said she would..." (example of reporting) (do?) Go over any errors....any questions...vocab? washing-laundry....life-ride....Alfa romeo?
Give Ss some cards again, with different situations (each person in pair gets different stack). They must make requests, anything they would like, based on the situation, and they can use it however level of politeness they would like. The other person answers, and guesses where they are. He gets two guesses, if he is right, they get a point. Check Instructions! What does each person do? What do you guess? How do you get a point? MONITOR... ;) listen for errors.... 3 -5 min?? Feedback, ask some.... go over errors? help...pronunciation... who had most points??
Each person will get another stack of cards, each as different job or titles. Each person will show his title (this can be done in a group?) (get out of seats?) ***or I could post different papers on wall in room, and have each pair go to each one, and make different requests to each other, based on who is who. ***? CHECK INSTRUCTIONS. Monitor. Listen. Help. Listen for errors. Check. Feed back. Elicit some answers. (do?) "What kind of requests did you make for each other? Why? " If time, they can ask each other based on their jobs for any advice or requests. ????