Mengjiao Liao Mengjiao Liao

Intermediate level


Abc TP6

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for making & responding to suggestions

Subsidiary Aims

  • Practice fluency with the languages used in asking about other people's plans, making or refusing suggestions, and talking about personal preferences.


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

I will ask students the following questions: 1. When did you last go out with friends? 2. Where did you go and whose idea was it to go there? 3. Did you enjoy yourself? Why?/Why not? 
I will provide a sample answer, then ask students to work on their answers individually for 1 minute before sharing their ideas with the entire class.

Textwork (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Gist: I will show 4 photos labeled from "a" to "d". I will then play a recording of a conversation and ask students to answer the following question: "Listen to Chloe and Tina discussing what to do. Then put pictures A-D in the order they talk about them. What do they decide to do in the end?" We will do the exercise together as a class. Intensive task: I will play the audio again, and ask students to answer 5 questions from the following link: I will give students 4 minutes to complete before discussing about the answers as a group.

Lanuage Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify target language for coming productive tasks

I will show the following target language: 1. ASKING IF THE PERSON IS FREE a. Are you doing anything (this evening)? b. Have you got anything on (this Saturday)? c. What are you up to (on Sunday)? 2. MAKING A SUGGESTION a. I thought we could give (that new club) a try. b. Do you feel like (going for an Indian meal)? c. Do you fancy (going to hear them play)? 3. POLITELY REFUSING A SUGGESTION a. I'm sorry, but I don't feel up to (going to a club). b. Some other time, perhaps. c. I'd rather give (that) a miss, if you don't mind. 4. SAYING YOU HAVE NO PREFERENCE a.I really don't mind. It's up to you. b. I'm not bothered either way. I will cover Meaning, Form, & pronunciation of TL.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Controlled Practice: Ask students to get in pairs and work on the following practice: Students will have a couple of minutes to work on their own, then they will be sent into breakout rooms to compare their answers. Freer Practice: I will ask students to work on the following tasks: a. Make a list of some good places to go and things to do in the town/city you're in now. b. Work in groups of three. Agree on some things to do and when to do them. Use the language from 3a in your conversation. Come back and share the answers with the broader group.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Feedback – provide students with feedback on content and language based on your monitoring of the task.

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