Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about how to complain and apologize through guided discovery based on a conversation between a....


Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be able to practice the language used for apologizing in the context of family, work, food, school, etc.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide learners the opportunity to speak about the situations where they need to apologize, to clarify the form that some sentences need to express an apology and read to set the context of the lesson


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students to the topic

First, the teacher will ask students what are some reasons why they might need to apologize to someone. As a whole class, students will write on jamboard some of the reasons they can think of. Then, in breakout rooms, students will answer to the question: Which of the things on the list have you had to apologize for recently? They will share their answers and discuss.

Text work (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation and draw attention to the TL

In this stage, students will read a conversation between a customer and a waiter. In a google form, ss will have to find a different way to apologize for the situation. This will be individual work. T will give them instructions and then ask some ICQs to check that students understood them. ICQ's: - Are you going to make a conversation? No, we will read it - Are you going to do this in pairs? No, individual - How much time do you have for this activity? 3 minutes. Then, T will share the link for the activity through the chatbox. After ss finish answering the activity, T will send them to breakout rooms to share their answers. Then, they will share answers as an OCFB

MAFP (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form, and pronunciation of the target language

In this stage of the lesson, students will discover the meaning, form, pronunciation, and appropriacy of the TL. In a google form, students will have to answer a multiple-choice activity where they will have to place some chunks to the category they belong to (apologizing, giving reasons for actions, and responding to an apology). Also, they will answer some questions about what goes after I'm sorry for, I'm sorry about, and I'm sorry (that). to clarify the form. After students finish answering the google form, they will share and compare their answers in breakout rooms. Then, T will provide the correct answers in the main room. For pronunciation, T will show some sentences and will drill. Then, T will elicit from students where is the stress in the sentence.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with a meaningful practice focusing on accuracy

In this stage, students will have to choose the correct apology for 5 different situations. This will be done in a google form, individually. The teacher will deliver instructions and then ask some ICQs: - Are you going to do this in pairs? No, individually - How much time do you have? 5 minutes Then, teacher will share the link through the chat box and will ask students to NOT submit the answers. After ss answer the activity, T will send them to breakout rooms to share their answers and discuss about it. Then, they will check answers as an OCFB

Free Practice (13-18 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language focusing on fluency

For the freer practice, students will have to role-play a situation in which they need to apologize for something. This will be in pairs. Teacher will give each team a situation and then, they will have to come up with the dialogue. Situation team 1: Your Uber driver is driving too fast and you are scared. Situation team 2: You hired a new internet company but the service is poor. Situation team 3: You want to buy something at the store but it is out of stock. Teacher will deliver instructions and then ask some ICQs to check students' understanding of the task. ICQs: - Are you going to choose a random situation? No, you are giving it to us - Is this individual work? No, it is in pairs - How much time do you have? 10 minutes

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