Elena Elena

TP3 lesson
B1 level


In this lesson students will practice listening for specific information, They will listen, read and practise some useful phrases for inviting somebody to do something, accepting or refusing the invitation. Then they will write and practise their own conversation using the TL


Abc Reading handout
Abc stickers for the cline
Abc picture of a bored baby
Abc Picture "Rose and friens"

Main Aims

  • To practice informal invitations and responses orally in the context of going to the cinema

Subsidiary Aims

  • To recognise the meaning of the phrases from contextual clues when listening to conversations.


Warmer\ lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set the context and engage the students

Put the picture of Rose and her friends on the WB Ask the students to predict why she is calling her friends. Use gestures as hints for things like "idea" "Problem" "go for a walk" etc

Listening (3-5 minutes) • Practise listening for a specific informations

Instructions: Listen to the dialogs and think about two questions 1) Why she was calling her friends? 2)Which friend doesn't she know very well? Peer check: Please discuss your anwers with your partner. FB: Can you tell me why she is calling her friends? Which one of them doesn't she know well enough? Nominate one of the quieter students to answer these questions.

Clarification of vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning of the vocabulary

At the bottom of the page you can see exersise 2. Find the ways to... On your own read the text and see if underlined phrases are a, b, c, d or e. Peer check: With your partner check if you found the same phrases. (possibly give out markers for Ss to put their answers on the WB) FB Now we'll listen to the audio and you can check if you've got everything right. (Stop and ask if everybody has these answers after each section).

Clarification of pronunciation (7-10 minutes) • To draw students attention to pronunciation of the target language and practice it.

Instruction 1. Please turn your dialog handouts face-down. Now we'll listen to these phrases again. Pay attention to the intonation and stress in the sentence. Drilling. Repeating the phrases first chorally than individually. Listen closely to what the students are pronouncing. For longer phrases like "i was wondering if you'd like to go to the cinema tonight" and other phrases that will be difficult for students to pronounce use backchaining, individual and choral drills with different level of sound. Pay close attention to the sentence stress and weak sounds.

Controlled speaking practice (3-5 minutes) • For students to practise the TL

May skip this stage if students don't have any major troubles with pronunciation as it is very boring to go through the same dialogs again. With your partner please practise these dialogs. Change roles after each dialog so if in the first one you're Rosy in the next one you're Rosy's friends. Pay attention to your intonations. You have 2 minutes. go! No FB. Just monitoring while the Ss are on the task

Clarification of the meaning (2-4 minutes) • For students to be able to distinguish more formal phrase from less formal ones

With your partner pleace discuss which one of these invitations is most formal, less formal and informal. T draws a cline and nominates 3 students to stick the phrases to the WB. CCQ So if you're talking to your collegue which phrase would you want to use? (Would you like to come) If you're talking with somebody you don't know well enough? (I was wondering if you'd like to go to..) and if it is your friend (Do you fancy coming?) FB ask if everybody agrees with the cline.

Freer speaking practice (10-15 minutes) • For students to practice the TL

Now with your partner have your own conversation. Person A wants to meet up with person B and go somewhere. Make 3 suggestions where you might go. Person B You don't want to go anywhere with person A - so you need to make 3 different excuses. You can use the grammar you learned during the lesson on Tuesday to explain that you have other plans. You can take notes if you want to. Take turns in being person A and person B. ICQs How many suggestions do you need to make? (3) Can you use one excuse all the time? (no) Do you just stay person A all the time (no, take turns) No FB just monitoring

if time activity (5-7 minutes) • for students to practice freer speaking and speaking for fluency

Put a picture of a bored baby on the WB. Do you think he is excited? Sometimes when people invite your somewhere do you feel like this? When? In your groups please discuss what invitations your are trying to refuse most often and why. Try to come up with at least 2 invitations each. FB - ask 2 students to tell about their partners. Ask WC if somebody has the same problem.

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