Present Simple Tense, Functional language of telephone numbers
Beginner A1 level
To provide fluency
To provide clarification
Procedure (39-51 minutes)
I start with practicing greeting and ask them to chat with their partner for a while.
Then I choose some volunteers who can count from one to twenty. I get their feedback writing numbers on the board. Then we practice pronunciation of the numbers and stress.
I demonstrate the listening task about matching. They listen to the conversations and match them to the pictures in the cousebook. Then I write the question 'What is your phone number?' on the WB and ask one of the students his/her telephone number.
Students work in pairs to learn each other's telephone numbers. They note the number on a piece of paper. Then they listen to a dialogue to check if the listening is similar to their conversations.
I write grammar points on the board to help students to make a full sentence. They report how they ask for a telephone number and how they answer it with a full sentence. For example: My phone number is... It is...
I divide the class into groups of three and explain to students that they are going to play a card game to practice saying telephone numbers. There will be pictures of mobile, work and home in a pile and different telephone numbers in the other pile. Then, I ask the students to choose three pictures and three numbers and explain that if they don't have the picture that a student asks for, they say 'Sorry, I don't have one.'