Judy Judy

Teaching Practice 8
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will work together, sharing ideas to plan a concert. They will use the functional language of asking for and giving advice to discuss their opinions.


Abc Asking for and giving opinions
Abc Planning a concert

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice, using functional language, in the context of planning a concert

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of language used for giving advice in the context of leisure time activities


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

Look at pictures of Turkish singers. Check if students have seen/ heard of them. Have you ever been to a concert? (WC) Who did you go to see? What kind of music was it? Where was it?

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Paired (Iona in background – Beyond these shores/ Burning like fire) Talk to your partner about the best music concert that you have been to. Who did you see? What kind of music? Where was it? Who did you go with? What was special about the one you chose? Iona - This is traditional Irish (Celtic) music. It is one of many kinds of music I love. The same week as I played the flute in Cardiff City Hall I also organized a concert with the group ‘Iona’. You are going to work together to plan a concert.

Useful Language (5-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Functional language I want to ask for and give opinions on a place to take a friends for lunch what would I say? Elicit ideas. Practice using functional language of giving and receiving advice in pairs. A to B, then reverse roles. Sts will be given question and choose answer format to give own ideas.

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

If we had to plan a concert what would we need to think about? Brainstorm – get students to write ideas on WB. - Type of music, band or performers, place, time, audience, age group, food, drink, price, tickets, parking, etc. In groups students will discuss ideas and agree on their event. They will write ideas. Remind them to use the language of giving opinions, and that I will be looking out for this in their group work as well as ideas. Look at poster of concerts. What information does it need to show? Students will be asked to make a simple poster with the main details of their event. We will look at posters of events. Sts will look at posters of other groups. Decide if they want to make any changes (if missed important information). Monitor for content and use of functional language.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Feedback on content and use of functional language. Select one st from each group to give a brief advertisement for their concert - 1 minute per group.

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