Renato Soria Renato Soria

To provide clarification and practice of language used for talking on the phone
Elementary level


This will be TP6, a functional language lesson in which I have to focus on MFP and provide good practice in the context of talking on the phone.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening practice for gist in the context of talking on the phone
  • Increase Ss fluency in speaking in the context of talking on the phone


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

I will ask Ss two questions to put them in context and generate some rapport. The questions are going to be: When was the last time you called somebody on the phone? For what do you usually use phone calls for?

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

I'll present Ss a listening task for gist. I'll explain, share the Jamboard link and do a quick demonstration. After that, I'll play the listening. They will hear two phone calls, and they will have to match the correct main idea to each one. This will be done on Jamboard with four options to choose. After this, I'll conduct OCFB and present them another task. I'll give them a handout with a transcription of the listening, but some phrases are not going to be complete. They'll have to choose the correct word or phrase. For that I'll play the listening one more time and send them to BORs to compare their answers.

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

I'll clarify MFP of a bunch of phrases they choosed in the previous exercise. I'll elicit the MFP with CCQs and focus on the participation of Ss by doing some roleplay and giving context in real situations.

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

I'll give Ss a handout with three examples of phone calls. They are going to complete the blanks with given phrases related to the TL. Can I speak to - I will call - I want to talk - Is that – call you later - from - It’s – Do you want to - Can I call – This is – Can you call They will do it at first individually, then compare with their peers. Afterwards, I'll show them the answers and conduct a little roleplay for that phone calls.

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

For this task, it's better if Ss can work in pairs. They are going to elaborate a phone call with their peer using the TL in three possible situations: - They call a friend to invite them to go out. - They recieve a call from the office. - They call a close relative. Afterwards, they are going to present their "phone call" as a roleplay to all of the class.

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