Mariam Mariam

Offers and Requests
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn how to make offers and requests in a polite way through PPP method based on a listening activity about ordering food in a cafe. The lesson starts with a visual lead-in about ordering food. This is followed by making students listen to a conversation of people who order food in a cafe. Students highlight some marker sentences. Finally there is a controlled practice followed by a freer practice and delayed feedback.


Abc P: 37

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will have had clarification on the meaning, form and pronunciation of "would" to make offers and requests in the context of ordering food in a restaurant.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students practice in listening for specific information in the context of ordering food in a restaurant


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

1) Greet the students 2) Display a picture from P:37 in Face to Face Elementary student book 3) Ask students some questions for discussion such as: "Do you remember these people?", "Who are they?", "Where are they?" and "What is the name of the cafe?" 4) Point at the lady in the picture and ask students about her job. 5) Elicit and drill the word " a waitress"

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

1) Display the dialogue on the projector 2) Try to make the students guess some questions in the dialogue 3) Do a demo by asking students "What do you think the waitress asks?" 4) Elicit Answers from students 5) Ask students to work alone to finish writing the rest of the questions in the dialogue 6) set time limit of 3 minutes 7) Play the audio when they finish writing down their answers 8) Reveal the answer key on the screen

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1) in exercise 7, ask students to decide which sentence is a request and which sentence is an offer 2) Do a demo with students by asking them "do you think I want something?" or " I am giving you something?" 3) Ask CCQs to highlight the difference between a request and an offer 4) Ask students to work in pairs to answer the questions 5) Ask students to find 2 more requests in the dialogue

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

1) elicit marker sentences from students 2) write the following sentences on the board "Would you like to order now?” “Can I have the bill, please?” “I would like a bottle of mineral water, please.” 3) Elicit the form and highlight it on the board 4) students listen to track 78 5) students repeat the sentences and T uses his body language to show the intonation 6) use finger highlighting to show the weak forms 7) draw circles to highlight sentence stress

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

1) Ask students to practice the dialogue in 6a 2) Students work in groups of 3 3) set time limit of 5 minutes

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

1) Encourage students to write a new dialogue 2) Do a demo with students by eliciting from them 2 or 3 examples 3) Ask students to work in groups of 3 to write a new dialogue 4) set time limit of 5 minutes for writing 5) students practice what they have written in groups 6) students can practice with students from other groups if there is extra time 7) Teacher monitors and gives delayed error correction

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