Cyril Ordoñez Cyril Ordoñez

TP6 Functional language - Celta training
Elementary level


Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of language used for giving and receving advice in the context of health problems.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about giving and receving advice in the context of health problems
  • To provide fluency and accuracy in a conversation by giving advice and receving advice in the context of health problems


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

T shows Ss a Slide with a picture and ask: What's wrong? in the slide there are some sticky notes with phrases to match with the people in the picture. Ss drag the phrases to the correct position in the picture.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss watch the video and find out what's wrong with Simon and Emily. Ss answer the questions: What's wrong with Simon and Emily? Are they going to the meeting? Students discuss elicit answers. Show Ss the correct answers on the screen.

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

Students fill the gaps in sentences from the two conversations, Ss drag the sticky notes to the correct position. T nominates Ss to check answers together.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Meaning: Ss drag the sentences to the right column according to its purpose. T use different colors to confirm the order. Form: Ss drag the endings to the correct verb column go/ stay/ take. T hightlight the pronounciation patters on the screen, ask Ss where is the stress? Model and drill. Apropriacy: T clarify that it is recommended to use you should... instead of the imperative form, it is more polite.

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

Ss go to a google form to complete the gaps in a conversation about health with the options given. Ss check their answers in pairs for 3 min, then T show the correct answers on the screen.

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

T gives instructions to students and sends them useful language from the lesson in images through the chatbox CQs: Are you writing your a dialogue? No. Are you talking about holidays? How much time do you have? 6 minutes. Now they go to BOR to have a conversation about health problems using the target language on the images. They discuss their ideas for 6 min. In OCFB the teacher ask them, What's wrong with your partner? then, I'll ask to the other partner what was his partner's advice? DEC: I will show Ss examples of good use of language taken from their conversations, now I will show Ss some sentences to improve, elicit ideas and give them some suggestions.

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