Upper Intermediate level
Students will have exposure to, clarification of, and practice with, functional language for "Formal Negotiations", in the context of Municipal development.
Students will have practice for speaking fluency.
Procedure (43-45 minutes)
Ss discuss questions in pairs - "Has there ever been a building project in your city or country that you were very excited about, or disagreed very strongly with? 2 mins OCFB
Ss listen to a short audio and complete a couple questions about the overall content. 1-2 minutes OCFB
Ss listen to a short audio and complete a "gap-fill" activity. 2 minutes, pairs OCFB
Ss complete "Meaning/Form Guided Discovery" 3 minutes OCFB T shares screen "Jamboard pronunciation" Meaning I could have a look at that with my team/group and see what they think- -Expressing possibility/openness to offer CCQ-Is the speaker refusing the offer?(no) CCQ-Can the person make a decision on their own?(no) CCQ- Does the person need the opinion of others?(yes) Could you expand on that a little? -Asking for detail/clarification CCQ-First, does anyone know what ‘expand’ means? (to become/be made larger) CCQ-What does the speaker want to expand? ( the other speaker's comments, details) Synonym- What’s another way to say this? ( Could you clarify that a little, could you talk more about that..) I'm afraid that's not a possibility because... -Refusing an offer CCQ-Is the person afraid of something?(no) CCQ- Is the person going to take the offer?(no) Synonym-What’s another way to say this? ( We can’t because.. etc..) Form Could you expand on that a little? “expand on that”- Fixed expression I could look at that with my team/group and see what they think. “I could look at that with my team/group” – Independent clause I’m afraid that's not a possibility because.... “I’m afraid...”- Idiom- Fixed expression Pronunciation Could_you expand_on that_a little? / kʊd ju ekˈspænd ɑn ,ðæt ə ˈlɪtəl? / Falling intonation until “possibililty”, then slightly higher intonation, but not as high as before. I could look_at that with the council_and see what they think. /aɪ ‘kʊd lʊk æt ðæt wɪð ðə ,kaʊnsəl ænd si wʌt ‘ðeɪ ,θɪŋk. / Rising intonation until the end. I'm_afraid that's not_a possibility because.... /aɪm əˈfreɪd ðæts nɑt ə ˌpɑsəˈbɪləti bɪˈkɔz / Falling intonation until the end.
Ss complete "Gap fill" activity. 6 mins, OCFB
Ss Roleplay a simplified negotiation using the target language. (Developer/Government): 1. Why do you want the land? 2. Why is this a good thing? (Travel, Business, Tourism, Infrastructure...) 3. Can you offer anything to ease their concerns? 4. Price offer? (Landowner/ Town Representative): 1. Rent your land for development- Yes, no or maybe? 2. Reasons to rent or not rent your land? (Environment, Wasteful, Good for Jobs/Business..) 3. Do you have any conditions or concerns? 4. Accept price offer? (Yes, no, maybe)? Useful Phrases- Could you expand on that a little? I could look at that with the council and see what they think. I'm afraid that's not a possibility because.... 6 mins, groups OCFB DEC