Boston Sullivan Boston Sullivan

LP TP 5 Boston
Intermediate level


This is a lesson where students practice making polite requests in formal and informal settings.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of polite requests in the context of formal and informal settings.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for making requests when speaking.


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

-Provide Ss' with an image of a waiter serving a restaurant customer -Ask Ss specific questions for elicitation: --Where is she at? --What is she doing? --How does she talk to the waiter? --How do you speak to the waiter?

Listening Task (EX3A) (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-Ss will listen to an audio with two photos -Ss will identify who is making requests in each photo -Ss will be given the requests on slips of paper for later usage

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

-T will categorize the requests by appropriacy -Then, T will demonstrate intonation of the sentence and drill -T will follow-up by addressing shortfalls in pronunciation

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

-T will distribute response slips meant for request slips distributed previously -Ss will break into pairs and practice making requests and responding -When finished, T will ask Ss to swap papers and practice again -On the third round, T will remove the response papers -Ss will perform request/response format without response to gauge acquisition -Monitoring and error-correction when appropriate

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

-Ss make up dialogue about requesting items and acceptance/refusal -Ss will practice dialogue in pairs -Swap after the first round -Pictures of situations provided by T will guide Ss IF TIME ALLOWS: -T will write a request on the board -Ss will mingle and practice with the request/response format

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