Teaching functional exponents for making, rejecting & accepting suggestions
by Esther Ratcliff
In this lesson, students are presented with a basic range of exponents for making, rejecting and accepting suggestions.
Lexical set of 'free time'
The students will be have some knowledge of lexical sets for talking about free-time activities such as cinema, film, restaurant. They will also be able to assimilate the new lexis in the listening.
The students will be familiar with verb+noun patterns such as go+shopping; go to+the, a concert, art gallery, theatre, local zoo; play+computer games, cook+something.
They will be familiar with stress patterns, but not in functional language.
They will be familiar with some of the meta-language in the lesson such as infinitive and –ing.
I have been encouraging a lot of classroom language and they should be able to work together and use a range of classroom phrases together, i.e, you start, your go etc. I have also been encouraging language for sequencing and talking about preferences which they will need at the beginning of the lesson.
They will be familiar with the set-up of the speaking activity as they are used to speaking to different members of the class and get a lot of enjoyment from these activities.
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