Alex Alex

Approach Demo class part 1
C1 Advanced level


This is a functions lesson using linking phrases/connectors. Ss will focus on debating and supporting the current job opportunities available during this pandemic


Abc Controlled Practice

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for linking phrases/connectos in the context of going for or against telecommuting and working campuses

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a changing working environment and future trends in the context of Business ethics
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a changing working environment and future trends in the context of Business ethics


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

T introduce statements on a presentation: What are the most important ways in which technology has changed the way you work? How do you think it might change the way you work in the future? What activities should be remote? (telecommuting) 1 minute - Learners work in pairs in breakout rooms and discuss. 2 minutes T conducts OCFB and provides the answers. 2 to 3 minutes maximum

Exposure (6-7 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

The class answers a matching activity T gives link to a Jamboard presentation, Learners need to look up certain information Instructions: Read the online article and with your peers, decide: Complete the expressions with the phrases on the right Ss read individually 1 minute T makes a demonstration by completing one example Learners then share their answers in teams using Breakout rooms 2 minutes T conducts OCFB 4 to 6 minutes maximum

Clarification (7-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T shows TL and elicits from Ss by GD tasks OCFB FORM T shows slide and elicits the differences between linking connectors. OCFB PRONUNCIATION T shows slide T elicits from ss stressed word in sentences. T goes over unique and difficult features of each sentence. T models, then whole class drill. T elicits pronunciation from individual ss.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Instructions: Select the correct category for each linking phrase Learners answer individually 1 minute Instructor answers 1 as a demonstration Check answers in pairs in Breakout rooms for 2 minutes T conducts OCFB 3 to 5 minutes maximum

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Instructions: If you have to choose between telecommuting and a workplace campus, which one would you prefer and why? Take into account all the advantages and disadvantages both business models have In your opinion, what’s the best option for a successful work-life balance? Support your ideas with linking connectors/phrases Learners work in pairs and discuss for 4 minutes. BOR While they are speaking, T monitors, is available to help and make a note of any errors Learners share their answers for the whole class. 4 minutes T conducts OCFB Conduct feedback on the task Delayed Error Correction (DEC)

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