To provide clarification and practice of language used for making requests and offers in the context of asking for help.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of asking for help.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
The teacher sticks a picture of a goodbye party on the board, and makes sure the students know it. The teacher starts shaping the situation and asking questions for the students to provide the model sentences. The possible model expression: For requests: Could you..... would you....... can you....... will you..... would you mind...... for offers: can I ........ shall I......... Whenever a students gives a model expression, the teacher asks them to write it down on the board until we have a complete dialogue.
The teacher underlines the model chunks on the board and asks the students to work in pairs and find out what is common. The teacher elicit the words "request" and "offer". The teacher asks CCQs: 1. Is he offering help? Yes/No 2. Is he asking for help? Yes/No The teacher drills the pronunciation and points out: 1. stress 2. intonation 3. silent letters The teacher asks what kind of word comes after each structure to get students deduce the form themselves. The teacher records the form.
The teacher sticks some pictures on the board and gives the pictures numbers. The pictures show everyday situations in which people need to make requests and offers. The teacher asks the students to work in pairs and write a request or an offer about every picture. The teacher monitors and takes notes about any errors The teacher elicits some interesting ideas and correct any errors.
The teacher hands out the worksheet for the activity and explains the activity. The teacher demonstrates. The students write five activities that they need help with on their schedule. They mingle and ask politely if anyone can help with every activity. Once the student finds someone who can help they write the name, and the other student adds the helping task to their schedule. The winner is the one with biggest number of activities.