Upper Intermediate level
To provide the students with the accuracy and fluency about making polite requests and fluency within the context of neighbour problems.
To help students develop their listening skills to get detailed information about people who talk about their neighbours.
Procedure (39-52 minutes)
The teacher shows two pictures to the students and she asks them some questions about their experiences about their neighbours. After that, she asks them to work in pairs and discuss what are the good or bad features of a neighbour. They need to find three features for both category. The teacher gets feedback from the students. Then, they will work in groups again to do a survey with their partners. They will talk to each other and decide what features an ideal neighbour has. The stage will end after the teacher gets feedback from the students.
The students watch a video about some people talking about their neighbours. They are supposed to fill the gaps in the exercise as they watch the video. After that, they change their papers with their partners and get feedback.
The teacher gives them a handout about the functional language within the context of complaining and polite requests. The students have the opportunity to learn the meanings of these phrases and use them in the context. The answers of the activity is on the walls of the class they stand up and check their answers. After that, the teacher does some drilling and pronunciation activity on the board.
The students will have the opportunity to practice the functional language via a role play activity. They will form two groups A and B. One group will act as neighbours who complain to their neighbours about making too much noise. They will try to convince them not to party again. The other group will act as teenagers who think it's their right to have a party and they will convince the neighbours to join their party.
The teacher will get feedback and do error correction at the end of the lesson. She will write the correct and wrong sentences onto the board and the students will decide which ones are wrong and try to correct them.