TP 8 Will Grice
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification and practice of language used for apologizing.
For students to practice their listening skills.
For students to gain practice writing and speaking a dialogue.
Procedure (33-39 minutes)
I will ask Ss about a time they recently had to apologize to someone and the reason(s) why they had to apologize. I will start off the discussion by sharing a personal anecdote about a time I had to apologize.
Ss will listen to an audio track from the Face-to-Face workbook. Ss will have to list three times that the main character Eddy apologized to someone, and three times that someone apologized to Eddy.
Ss will be given a handout where they will have to match some phrases from the audio with the correct meaning. They will work in pairs.The three meanings are: apologizing, giving reasons for your actions or being self critical, and responding to an apology. The 6 phrases Ss will be working with are: I'm sorry that... I had no idea... I shouldn't have... No need to apologize. I'm sorry for... Don't worry about it. After Ss have correctly identified the meaning, we will go over form, pronunciation, and appropriacy together as a class.
Ss will be given another handout where they will have to fill in the gaps in a conversation using the 6 phrases we went over together in our language analysis. Ss will work in pairs (5 mins). After Ss have completed the exercise, I will share the answers with them and answer any questions Ss may have. (2 min)
Ss will work in pairs to write a dialogue between two friends who got in an argument over a tennis match. Ss will be encouraged to use the language we covered earlier in the lesson (5 mins). After the 5 minutes has passed, the pairs will share their dialogue with the class by roleplaying as the two friends (5 mins).
I will perform any DEC needed from the freer practice as well as covering any other mistakes or issues I noticed in the lesson previously.