Alberto Alonso Alberto Alonso

Intermediate level


A lesson on functional language involving giving advice, with the context of sudden trouble appearing.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for giving advice in the context of problems about a friend's dinner plan

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification about the appropriacy levels of the TL


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

T will expose students to the context of the lesson. T will ask students to imagine the following situation: -Your friend invited them for dinner tonight -Your friend had everything planned out. -Your friend just got a call saying his friend's wife turned vegan -Your friend called you to ask what you think he should do.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T will ask Ss to listen to a set of conversations that use the TL. Ss will listen to the audio. This audio is 2 minutes long. T will ask Ss to discuss a set of questions in breakout rooms. T will give students 2 minutes. T will go over Ss' answers. This will last for 2 minutes

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

T will use the sentences used in the previous stage to lead into MFPA. T will ask students if they know of other sentences used to ask for advice. T will write down Ss' fitting suggestions.

Clarification (9-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T will take the key words for the TL and go over Meaning, Form, Pronunciation and Appropriacy of the selected items.

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

T will give students an activity to fill in the blanks with the correct option (multiple choice). 2 min T will ask students to discuss their answers in breakout rooms. 2 min T will give feedback on the activity. 2 min

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

T will instruct students to open a wheel with prompts for a role playing activity. Ss must spin the wheel and take 2 prompts. T will tell students they must use the prompts to give sympathetic, unsympathetic and neutral advice. T will give students 4 minutes to create sentences for each prompt. T will ask students to share their sentences in an OCFB. 2 minutes

Feedback & Delayed Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide learners with feedback on the completion of the task. To provide learners with correction on mistakes made during the lesson..

T will prompt Ss with the following questions: Would you consider yourself to be good at given advice? Who do you talk to when you're in trouble?

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