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Speak Out Unit 4 Section 3
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will be studying certain expressions that are used for advice giving. The main focus of the lesson will be Unit 4.3, exercise 3-4-5.


Abc Power Point Resentation
Abc Short video

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and review of the modal should and specific expressions in the context of advice giving

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of giving advice to specific problems


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T welcomes the student into the class. - T opens the PP presentation. - T elicits the word 'advice' from the students by showing them a short situation. - T elicits the modal should and the negative shouldn't by asking Ss the doctor's advice for the patient. - T elicits the modal should by asking Ss the teacher's advice for a student who fails a test. - T elicits short advice sentences like 'Be careful' by using an example situation of someone's spill accident. - After eliciting these sentences, T completes sentences on the power point and reveals the functional language example sentences.

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-T opens the slide and shows activity 3. -T asks the students to read Zeynep's message. -T sends Ss into breakout rooms to discuss a good advice for Zeynep's problems. - After students comeback from paired activity, T asks them to share their partner's advice.

Highlighting (4-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- T opens the next slide and shows activity 4. - T asks Ss to go into break rooms for a group activity (3 students in each group). - T asks Ss to discuss which ideas are great. - After group activity, T asks each group to share their ideas.

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- T opens the next slide and shows activity 4 and 5. - T explains that Ss can fill in the blanks on activity 5 by using examples from activity 4. - T sends students a copy of both activities through chat box. - T asks them to study in pairs and sends them into breakout rooms. - When Ss come back, T asks for the answers and reveals them on the slide. - T asks students where these expressions can be used and elicits the answer 'to give advice'.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- T opens the next slide and shows the activity. -T asks students to work in pairs, formulate five sentences and put them on a conversational order. -T sends Ss to breakout rooms in pairs. - After the students are back, T asks Ss to share their answers.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- T opens next slide and shows freer activity. - T asks students to work in pairs and offer some advice for one of the situations. - T nominates groups for exercises, ie. group 1 for activity sample 1. - T sends students into break rooms in pairs. - When students return from the rooms, T asks Ss to share their partner's advice

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