John John

Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn and practice the functional language in the context of talking about the news.


Abc Audio files
Abc Coursebook exercises
Abc Coursebook - Face2Face Elementary
Abc Slides
Abc Google Form

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for talking on the phone.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide learners the opportunity to listening for specific information, as well as practice speaking and forming questions.


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

- 5 min - Setting context: Students to be asked: - If they use the phone much to communicate with their friends? - In which manner (speaking, texting, social media)? Which is most common - why? - Frequency? - Students to be prompted if they are quiet, or rephrase question/give personal example if they are confused.

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

- 8 mins - Students to listen to CD audio file 2-58 ( - 1 x gist and 1 x intensive task selected from the workbook to expose them to the TL: - Ex 5a, p.69, Face 2 Face Elementary (gist) - activity to be performed as a group - Students to listen to the audio file (2 texts on phone calls in an office setting), then answer questions from the text (on screen and to be sent), check answers, then OCFB (using transcript) - Ex 5b, p.69, Face 2 Face Elementary (intensive) - activity to be performed in BORs, after giving students instructions and going over the first question and answer set with them. The reading text is the transcript of the audio file from the previous activity. - Students to listen to audio file again, and answer questions specific questions using the TL by matching sentences to responses as a group (prompting particular students if there is insufficient interest/willingness)

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

- 12 mins - Once students have correctly identified the TL, go over MFP (examples to be used in the present tense) 1) Is that...[name of a person]? 2) Speaking. 3) This is...[name of person] 4) I'll call... [commitment to return someone's phone call due to it being a bad time to speak] - Refer to TP6 TLAS for further explanations on the above

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

- 10 mins - CP task - Ex3, p.33 of the Workbook - gap-fill exercise using TL - Questions to be sent via Google Forms - Assign BORs, students to complete the form individually then check with partner(s). OCFB at end, focusing on both correct and incorrect use of TL (do not individually identify students)

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

- 10 mins - FP task / communicative - Ex10, Face 2 Face Elementary Coursebook - Students to work in pairs in BORs - one person to devise questions using the TL, the other to answer the question. Then swap roles, with new questions being asked and answered. - DEC and OCFB highlighting correct and incorrect use of TL

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