Jihad Rahmoon Jihad Rahmoon

Teaching Practice Model 2
Intermediate level


In this lesson: - Students practice talking about people indirectly.


Abc Handout, Whiteboard and CD

Main Aims

  • - To provide review and practice functional language for talking about people indirectly.

Subsidiary Aims

  • - students to listen to a conversation to guess the meaning of the phrases from contextual clues.


True or false (5-7 minutes) • To figure out the true phrses from the false one after listening to a short conversation

- I will write a question on the board asking the students to describe one of them using the adjectives they learnt from the previous lesson. - To ask the students about what issues people usually talk when they are using public transportations or sitting in a bar or in a park. - To focus the students' attention on the picture and ask them to describe the setting. - To go through the statements with the class before playing the recording. - To tell the students that they are going to listen to a conversation between two drunk women in a bar.

Indirect phrases (10-15 minutes) • to practice functional phrases for talking about people indirectly

- To ask two students to play the parts of Milly and Rita and to read the conversation to the class. - To ask the students after a very short conversation why someone might want to say " oh..everytime he says something, as if a garbage bin opens". - To point out the phrases underneath the conversation and explain that these are more direct ways of saying the phrases that are numbered in the conversation. - To ask the students to match the phrase with the numbered ones in the conversation. - To re-read some parts of the conversation using the direct phrases to show the students how much more harsh it sounds with these.

Listening Part (5-7 minutes) • To be familiar with the phrases in ex.2

- To play the recording and ask the students to listen and repeat the useful phrases in a group and individually. - To check the pronuciation of all words correctly.

Play through matching (4-6 minutes) • To check the students' understanding

- To ask the students to match the comments with their less directive versions. - To point out to "particularly - exactly" as they have a similar meaning to "very" in these indirect phrases

Practice (5-8 minutes) • To practice speaking real life situations using the indirect phrases

- In pair work, to ask students to assume real life situations and think and practice saying the direct and indirect phrases for each situation. - TTT

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