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Telecommunication

Name: Asmaa Taha

Time: 6:00- 8:00 pm Level: Low Intermediate

Date: 29/10/2013 Context: ESL-International Partners/Spouses of Faculty

Grammar/Lx Focus: pragmatics & phonology

Learning Aims: Main aim By the end of the lesson, students will be able to start and end a phone conversation. They will be leave a message and ask to speak to someone. Subsidiary aim: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to use requests in phone conversation context.

Anticipated problems: Students might need to copy the teachers intonation at first.

Materials:

Stage aim 1) Lesson Objectives 1) Warm Up

Stage/Procedure The teacher will introduce the lesson objectives to the students. The teacher will warm the students up by discussing some questions in pairs then the teacher will check with them. The teacher will share some of the answers with them. Students will work in groups of 2 to fill in the gaps with the suitable words. The main purpose behind this activity is to activate the student about the topic. The teacher will check with the students when they finish.

Interaction patterns Teacher- Student Student- Student Teacher- Student Student- Student Student- Teacher Student- Student Student- Teacher

Timing 5 minutes 5 minutes

2) Pre-task Setting the scene (pragmatics)

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3) Phone conversation Students will work in groups of 2 to match the sentences with the reasons we use (pragmatics) them for. The main purpose behind this activity is to get them familiar with phone call conversations. The teacher will check with the students when they finish. The teacher will work on some pronunciation if needed as well as give some examples. 4) Intonation The teacher will remind students with intonation and practice saying some (phonology sentences with them. Then students will practice saying the sentences paying attention to the correct intonation. At the end, the teacher will give students feedback. 5) Pre-task The students will discuss some questions in pairs then the teacher will check Phone conversation with them. The teacher will share some of the answers with them. structure/requests (pragmatics) Students will work in groups of 2 to fill in the gaps with the suitable headings 6) Phone giving reasons for the sentences. The main purpose behind this activity is to let conversations the students aware of the phone conversations structure as well as different ways structure/requests to hold phone conversations. The teacher will check with the students when they (pragmatics) finish. 7) Intonation Students will practice saying the sentences paying attention to the correct (phonology) intonation. At the end, the teacher will give students feedback. 8) Break Students will have a coffee break.

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9) Listening task (Syntax) 10) Controlled Practice (phonology) 11) Semi-controlled Practice (Writing) 12) Assessment and wrap-up

Students will listen to a phone conversation and answer some questions about it. Teacher will check with the students at the end. Students will practice the phone conversation paying attention to the correct intonation. At the end, the teacher will give students feedback. Students will work in groups of two to write a short phone conversation. Then they will report to the class. The teacher will give help and support if needed. The teacher will ask students to give some example of things they have learnt today.

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A. 1. 2. 3.

Directions: Discuss these questions in pairs: Do you use your phone a lot? Who are the three people you call or text the most? Do you usually need to speak English on the phone? How often do you speak English on the phone? B. Directions: Work in group of two to fill in the gaps with the suitable word. called meeting off on break message

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

I am sorry but he is in his lunch . Can I take a .. for him? Would you like me to tell him that you I am sorry, hes in a Would you like to a message? Hold., please. Ill put you through.

C. Directions: With a partner, match sentences 1-6 to the following headings a-c. a) Asking someone to wait b) Saying someone isnt available c) Offering to take a message D. Directions: With a partner, practice saying the sentences 1-6 paying attention to the intonation. E. Directions: With a partner, think about the following questions.

1) What is the first thing you say when we call someone? 2) How do we start a phone conversation? 3) What is the last thing you say before ending a phone conversation? 4) How do we end a phone conversation? 5) What do you say if you want to leave a message to someone on the phone? 6) What do you say if you want to speak to someone on the phone?

Some exercises were adapted and used from Face2face Students book, Chris Redstone&Gillie Cunningham, Cambridge University

F. Directions: Match the headings to the sentences from the phone conversations. saying where people can contact you leaving a message asking to speaking to someone

1) Can I speak to David, please? Is David there, please? Could I speak to Peter, please? 2) .. Could you ask him/her to call me tomorrow? Can you ask him/her to call me back? Just tell him/her David called. 3) .. He/she can call me at the office. He/she can call me on my cell. He/she can call me at home this evening. G. Directions: With a partner, practice saying a-c in the exercise F paying attention to the intonation. H. Directions: Listen to the phone conversation and answer the following questions. 1) Why didnt peter call David at first? 2) Why did David call Peter? 3) What will they do on Saturday? I. Directions: Now practice the conversation with a partner paying attention to the intonation.

David: Hello, David Osborne. Peter: Hello David. Its Peter. I got your message. David: Finally, where are you? I called you twice. Peter: Im so sorry. It was such a busy day and I didnt have a chance to call you back. David: No worries, listen! I am going to the golf course, would you like to come with me?
Some exercises were adapted and used from Face2face Students book, Chris Redstone&Gillie Cunningham, Cambridge University

Peter: Sure. Id love too and I am going to beat you this time. Just wait! David: Well, well see! See you on Saturday then at noon as usual. Peter: yeah. Ill see you then. Bye. David: alright. Bye

J. Work in pairs to write a phone conversation between A and B. A is calling a friend at work and B is the receptionist at the friends office. Use sentenc es from exercises B and F.

K. Now practice the conversation in pairs and share it with your class. Which one is the most interesting and why?

Some exercises were adapted and used from Face2face Students book, Chris Redstone&Gillie Cunningham, Cambridge University