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TP6 LP_Jade Vilna Upper-intermediate
upper-intermediate level


In this lesson Ss will learn to recognize and use polite enquiries. They will learn when it's appropriate to use them, and to respond to a polite enquiries.


Abc SpeakOut 2ed. Upper-intermediate SB

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for polite enquiries in the context tourist asking a passerby for help

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of tourists asking a passerby for help


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask Ss to comment on two pictures about a tourist that is lost and that ask a local to help him/her find his/her way. They will discuss the answer in breakout rooms.

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

They will read a short text about tourists asking a passerby to take a photo of them then and ask information about the Zoo. T will show two images: one of tourists taking a selfie and one of a person taking a photo of two tourist. They will say which image best illustrate the text. Then, Ss will list all the polite questions the tourist asked the passerby. Ss will identify the phrases that introduce the enquiry.

Useful Language (5-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

MEANING: Ss will answer the following question: Are the sentences for , image a: to enquire something of somebody, or image b: to give an order. APPROPRIACY: Which sentences are more polite? Compare regular questions with polite enquiry exercise. CCQs Are these sentences formal? Informal? Neutral? Can we use them with friends or family? With a receptionist at a hotel? With a stranger? FORM: T will ask Ss to match sentences with the correct forms in pairs. Breakout room, 3 mins PRONUNCIATION I will ask Ss where the linking, and intonations are. Then I will drill each sentence and ask Ss to repeat. see TLAS and materials.

Productive Task(s) (4-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss will change some questions into polite enquiries. Google Form: exo p14 SB

Freer Practice (7-8 minutes) • To allow students to practice fluency

I will show Ss 3 images: one of a group of Ss in a classroom, another with a lost tourist and the last one with friends at a restaurant. Ss will role-play each of these scenarios with the help of slides that include ideas of enquiry and somme lexis.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

I will write some error Ss said while practicing the TL, and ask them to choose between the wrong and correct answers. I have some pre-made corrections in case I fail to hear some error or mark them.

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