Teaching Practice 3
A2 - Elementary level
To present and practice functional language to take and leave phone messages. By the end of the class, sts should be better able to take a phone message.
To give students practice speaking and listening for specific information.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
I will set the context by giving a scenario about calling my husband and talking to his secretary. I will elicit from sts: leave a message / take a message. Then I will write the lesson title on the WB: Leaving + taking phone messages.
Characters Paul and Rocio are introduced. We establish that Rocio is calling, and Paul is taking a message. Set the first task. "Listen to Rocio and Paul's conversation. And fill what's missing."
Play the CD. Sts will fill gaps on HO. Peer check, then class check answers.
Set the task. Sts will read the conversation while listening to the conversation and UNDERLINE some useful expressions Tell them you think there are 7 or 8 useful expressions in there that they could use in other phone conversations. Play the CD. Let sts complete the task. Peer-check, then WC check.
Sts will do another gap-fill exercise in pairs, completing missing parts in the script of a phone conversation. When they finish, they peer-check. During WCFB, I write some of the expressions on the WB. Drilling on these expressions... Pronunciation practice... Disappearing words on WB and sts repeat expressions.
Sts will practice, in pairs, the conversation that they have just completed in the previous stage.
I will explain the task and demonstrate it for sts. Male students will choose a card from the blue pile and female students will choose a card from the pink pile. All students will take a message sheet. The cards will tell them who they are, what their phone number is, who they want to talk to and what their message is. They will walk around the classroom, having imaginary phone conversations with each other and leaving a message for the person they wanted to talk to. The other person will write down the message. Each st will have to call at least 4 people and leave a message. That means each student will also have to take 4 messages.