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TP LP6 Functions - Ginger Caviness
A2 pre-intermediate level


Students will learn how to give opinions and react to ideas


Abc English File A1/A2 Elementary SB
Abc Jamboard TP 8
Abc Power Point presentation TP6

Main Aims

  • To provide exposure to functional language in the context of giving opinions and reacting to ideas
  • To provide

Subsidiary Aims

  • learners will practice the TL meaningfully


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

Show students slide 1. Ask them if any of them like music? What kinds? Do you like any of the artists in this slide? Who is your favorite? Encourage participation. I'll begin a list of words I hear them use that are opinion words.

Text Work (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Go to slide 2: Use the audio clip to set the foundation for the TL. Play through once pointing to the sentences as the clip speaks them. Play through again pausing to say each sentence chorally and individually. Make corrections as needed.

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

Meaning: Use the CCQs to check for understanding as needed: Ask students what it means to like something. What does it mean if you don't like it? Is it possible for me to like something that you don't like? If I think a thing is fantastic what does that mean? would I give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down? What about awful? Do I like something if I think it's awful? What about terrible? Are terrible things good or bad? Thumbs up or down? I think that's great. Do I think it's a thumbs up or down? What if I really like something? What do I mean by 'really?' Use face and gestures to show the difference with really. Ask students these questions and switch up the pronouns so they are the ones being asked. Use thumbs up/down as a way to check understanding. Introduce opinion. "Who is your favorite singer? Tell me your opinion of your favorite singer." Do you like them very much? That means you have a good opinion of them. " "I like guitar and piano music. My opinion is that it is good. Thumbs up." " Do you like guitar and piano music? What is your opinion?" Play the clips and ask the students which sentence they think goes with the various clips in their opinion. Clips are 45 sec or less Form & Pronunciation: Switch to Whiteboard for form and pronunciation. Use the features to highlight the order of words in these sentences, the stress and intonation, and to do on the spot correction for pronunciation. Appropriacy: Switch to jamboard cline slide to rate the politeness of these phrases. Begin emphasizing "In my opinion..." Ask students opinions and give mine about the politeness level.

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

Students will fill in the blanks using the TL on the slide with a conversation between Elvis and Beethoven. I will reveal the answers and do OCFB for questions or comments.

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

Show students the jamboard slide with headphones. Students will form small groups and discuss with others the opinions they have about music using the questions listed. These maintain the use of the TL so they will be practicing. I will monitor to listen for errors to correct in DEC as well as things going well to be praised in OCFB.

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