Mohamed Hassan Negm Mohamed Hassan Negm

Polite Requests
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the polite requests through guided discovery based on listening to some audios about people having a night out. The lesson starts with a picture of people at restaurant. Then, they will listen to some audios about people having a night out, and they will extract polite requests from the audios. After that, there will be a review of the polite requests followed by a controlled practice through dialogues reformulation, and finally, there will be a free practice via a final conversation speaking activity.


Abc Audio Track (New English File- 1st edition- Intermediate )
Abc Handouts #1 (New English File- 1st edition- elementary )
Abc Handouts #2 (New English File- 1st edition- elementary )
Abc power point presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of language used for polite requests in the context of socializing

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about polite requests in the context of socializing
  • To provide accuracy in the context of socializing


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

I will show ss a picture about people who are out at night to introduce polite request in the context of socializing. Students will discuss some questions in pairs. Then, they will elicit that we are taking about polite requests. I will ask them some questions: What language should they use? What tone they should use?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will show them two pictures of people having a night out. Some of them are making requests. I will ask them to guess who is making requests. I will ask one of the students to identify the first speaker. Then, students will work in pairs to check if they have the same answer, and I will discuss their answers with them. ICQS: Will you listen for everything or only to find out the speaker? (Speaker) How many people will we identify? nine

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Now, they have 9 sentences on shreds of paper. In groups ,they will classify them into two categories : permission for requests and requests. I will model the first shred with them. They will answer it individually. They will check their answers with me. Then, I will clarify the form of the phrases for the students using the white board. ICQs: Will you write anything? NO Will you put the shreds on the right place? Yes I will follow MPF technique : After they were guided to the meaning , I will drill the sentences highlighting the intonation. After that, I will highlight the form on the board.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students rewrite the eight sentences using the polite way. Then, they will act the dialogue. I will monitor and offer help when needed. They will check their answers in pairs. Then, I will show the answer on the board

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will speak for fluency using the target language " polite request". They are asked to make a dialogue in the context of being in a restaurant. They need to request five things from the waiter in the restaurant, Then, they will change roles. I will monitor them, take notes, offer help when needed. I will check the content by asking about other requests they asked. After that, I will write two to three sentences with mistakes on the board, and I will ask them to identify these mistakes and correct them.

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