Reza Vasa Reza Vasa

When is your birthday?
Elementary level


In this lesson students will be working on making suggestions in the context of birthday with speaking as its subaim.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for making suggestions in the context of birthday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of what to do on Saturday


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students for the functional exponent

1. Greeting the students, I will draw two stick figures and ask them who they are to elicit a couple. 2. Ask students where people usualy go for birthdays and what they do.

Exposure (8-12 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

1. Reading the dialog out to the sts. 2. wriying it on the board. 3. using different ways to model and drill it. 4. using the diappearing dialog technique to help them remember the dialogue with the function of making suggestions in it.

Useful Language (4-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

1. Highlighting the chunks the students need for the dialog and the next activity. 2. Working on function, its meaning and pronunciation.

Controlled practice (5-6 minutes) • To provide the sts with an opportunity to expand on what they've learned

1. Sts put the conversation in order. 2. They get feedback by listening to the correct form. 3. They work in pairs and practice the conversation.

Productive Task(s) (14-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1. Students work in pairs to write a conversation about next Saturday. 2. They will work in pairs practicing it. 3. They will work in groups of 4 telling each other what the other pair did. 4. One pair from ecer group will roleplay.

Feedback and Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Correcting the students mistkaes as they are doing the activities and also before the class ends by writing some of their correct and incorrect utterance.

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