TP5 Speaking Lesson
Upper Intermediate level
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of giving or recieving advise
To provide specific information using a listening about asking for/recieving help
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
Lesson begins with asking students to give me advice with a problem I'm having: Waking up in the morning to elicit the target language of giving and receiving advice
Students then listen to some sample questions and responses of a dialogue that includes the type of language we will be working with. After listening, we do a gap-fill exercise to determine which words are missing from each sentence.
Using the previous dialogue I will highlight the types of words that are typically used during this conversational speech; think, should, hope, worry, etc. These words will be the same ones we use in the second gap-fill. Students will be asked to determine from a set of statements which are agreeing or disagreeing, I will then elicit at least two more examples from the class. Useful language concludes with a gap-fill that we will do as a class.
Students are asked to generate two problems that they might need advice on, with at least one example of something they've tried, along with a root cause. In break out rooms, students will take turns giving each other advice on each of their problems. Afterwards, we will have open-class discussion, before jumping into breakout rooms again--this time, students are assumed to have taken the advice and report back to their peer whether it helped or didn't help.
After breakout rooms have concluded, I will provide feedback on the observed speaking tasks as well as ask for student feedback on the task itself. I will then go over any delayed error correction needed to adjust student dialogue for accuracy.