Useful phrases for informal invitations and responses
To practise informal invitations and responses orally
To recognize the meaning of the phrases from contextual clues when listening to conversations
Procedure (33-53 minutes)
Start by asking students if they would join you to go to the movies. Try to elicit positive as well as negative answers. Then show the students the pictures of one accepting, one declining people on WB. Show them the picture of a movie, ask students what the people on the pictures would reply for a movie invitation. Try to elicit new replies and write them on the board, if necessary.
Pair the sts. Deal the picture from the HO seperately to each pair, and tell them to discuss for a minute about what might be going on in the picture. Then ask random students about their thoughts.
Deal the HO to the class. Tell them to listen to the track related to the first exercise and answer the question. Ask them how they came to the conclusion of the answer they gave. The listening track takes about 1:29 minutes.
Group the students. Explain the second exercise to the students and give them clear instructions about how to do it. Tell them that it is a competition, or depending on the mood, give them a short time limit to complete it. Then give the answers by telling them to listen to the related track. The listening track takes 1:07 minutes.
Group the students by giving names (i.e. naming them a,b,c and then grouping a's and b's and c's together). Deal HOs with social gatherings written, and tell one person to accept or decline from each group. Let them discuss together.
If time left, ask students if they have plans for tonight, for the weekend and whether they would accept or decline which kinds of invitations for their plans.