RALF TP 4 PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL level
to give speaking practice to develop their fluency
Procedure (38-51 minutes)
I will set the following context: My friend Peter is going for a job interview next week. He would like to work in an office. I will show pictures in which Peter does not dress appropriately. We can see his long finger nails, etc. I will ask the students to help him and give him advice. They will work in pairs and write down 4 pieces of advice. Some students will write their examples on the whiteboard, (on the right side)
I will use the sentences written by the students in the previous activity (my hippy friend Peter) to explain on the WB different forms of giving advice (going from stronger (you should) to weaker (what about .... ing). On the right side of the WB - students' input -- left side of the WB - different structures) I will give the example: If I were you, I would polish my shoes, too. This form is slightly more complicated: the students have to be familiar with the aux. verb: would. I will explain it so that at least the stronger students learn a different model. I will say : You should dress formally. I will ask: what word do you stress (the main verb, not "should") I will do some backchaining drilling: Peter should WEAR a suit for the job interview. Why "dont'cha" cut your nails? I will ask CCQ: is : "you should to go" correct ? Does "you should" mean "you must" ? Does "you should" mean "I think it is a good idea"
I will give them the hand outs and ask them to do ex 1 in pairs. When done, we will answer in the WC. Then they will do ex 2 in a group, answer: in WC (They will use the fish to give pass this task to other students) Then they will do the roleplay in pairs of 3: 1 candidate and 2 interviewers. There's a job opening at ITI: we are looking for a chef. What qualifications should s/he have?
I will quickly correct the errors that I have heard during the recent activities.
I will give them a handout with questions. They will mingle and give each other advice. I will monitor this activity and correct their errors.