Arranging a playdate - suggestions
To provide clarification of language used for accepting and declining invitations
To provide detailed listening practice using a text about playdate
To provide fluency speaking practice in making arrangements with someone
Procedure (49-60 minutes)
What is there to do in your area? Where can you go to have fun? To eat? To see a show? What do you like to do near to where you live? Where would you like to visit? Adjectives - boring, exciting, interesting, relaxing, fun... Using this lesson plan from ESOL Nexus: https://esol.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/teachers/lessons-and-activities/lesson-plans/arranging-playdate
Playdate - listen to dialogue and discuss vocabulary https://esol.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/teachers/lessons-and-activities/lesson-plans/arranging-playdate Adrienne, Fiona, Amy, Rebecca - who are they? stay for tea vegetarian pick her up I'm afraid Listen again and do activity 1 & 2 Go through answers Do activity 3-4 if time
SLIDES - accepting & declining Put phrases in the correct boxes for suggesting, accepting or declining. Come up with some more sentences for each type. Drill pronunciation. Check contractions - I'd like to, I'd rather, I'm sorry Ask and answer - ask if someone would like to do something, then other person replies with positive or negative. Discuss which answers are more polite or less polite.
Look at transcript from the dialogue. Break into parts - request / arrangement (plan) / summary (checking) Discuss how to make an arrangement - what information do you need? Where going / when meeting / how getting there / special requests / etc. Then give pairs a chance to choose the scenario from Resource F they prefer. Work for 5 minutes in pairs to outline the plan. Then practice the dialogue - perform to class if time. Playdate Resource F Playdate transcript
Go over homework from last week. Homework - fill in diary page with a "normal" week for you. Be sure to leave free time to make plans with friends!