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TP6 _ Functional Language_Genevieve
Upper-intermediate level


This lesson is intended to introduce, clarify and provide practice of functional language with the purpose of expressing surprise.


Abc Real world

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for saying you're surprised or not surprised in the context of discussing someone's bad day

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of phrases used to express surprise/lack of surprise in the context of personal problems


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

Students are shown pictures of surprised characters and asked what emotion these characters are expressing. Students are given one minute to think of 1 or 2 of their favorite, surprising animal facts, they can try a quick google search if they prefer. Students are sent to break out rooms for 3 minutes to share their surprising animal facts. ICQ: What information are we sharing in breakout rooms? - 1 or 2 surprising animal facts

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

Students are given a list of topics via private chat and are asked to identify which of the topics are addressed in the audio. Students compare answers via private message. Students listen to the audio for a second time, with instructions to take notes on the things in 2a that Judy talks about.

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

selected phrases expressing surprise and lack of surprise are analyzed for meaning (function) and appropriacy Once meaning and appropriacy are established the root and pattern are analyzed Pronunciation is drilled, and sentence stress is elicited and clarified OCD

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

Students are linked to google form to complete a multiple choice exercise which clarifies meaning and appropriacy. Students are sent to break out rooms to compare answers.

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

Students are instructed to write a dialogue involving two friends discussing a bad day, provided with a list of exponents to include in their dialogue. Students are sent to break out rooms to share. OCFB DEC

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