Students` Learning Outcomes
- Use appropriate expressions in conversation to articulate, recognize and use some formulaic expressions to:
- Listen and respond to commands.
- Express needs and feelings.
- Express opinions in simple sentences.
- Respond to simple instructions and directions.
Information for Teachers
- The students need to listen, see and then speak with expressions for this lesson.
- It is important to listen and respect others` opinion instead of quarreling.
- These activities need to be practiced more than once so that the students start using the expressions.
- The tone will decide whether the conversation is a command or a simple talk.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where it is required.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, chart papers, textbook
Expressing Opinion –Class Discussion
- Write the following sentence on the board and ask the students to express their opinions.
- In my view, birds should not be kept in cages. What do you think?
- All the students would give different answers. Encourage them to speak.
- Ask the students: “Do you all think the same way?”
- Take some students` answers, then explain that we can agree or disagree on different things because of different reasons, e.g. likes, dislikes, past experience etc.
- But we need to learn to express our opinion nicely.
- We can simply say in his view/in my view/in their view or opinion (write this on the board)
- Now practice these situations with more ways of dealings with opinions in 3 groups.
- Help the students to add and change sentences of their interest.
- Encourage the students top come up with new situations in pairs/groups.
Statement: I think studying English is a waste of time.
Agree: I`m with you./Yes, I agree with you./ Exactly.
Disagree: I disagree with this. / I don`t agree with you. / That`s different
Ali: What did you think of the cartoon, Commander Safe guard?
Rashid: I thought it was boring.
Ali: Really? I loved it. Why did you think it was boring?
Rashid: It was for very little children.
Ali: did you like the song in the cartoon?
Rashid: No, I hate it. It was too loud and noisy. What did you think of it?
Ali: It was a great fun.
Statement: I like this red dress. How about you?
Agree: It works for me. / That`s true.
Disagree: I don`t really think. / yes, but don`t you think that.
- The students should work in pairs to read and act at the dialogues given in the first column.
- The dialogue can be used as model to have similar conversations.
- Help the students in making situations of their own, taking help from the table below.
|Wasim: Excuse me; I am looking for the High School; Could you please help me?
Saber: Sure, the school is on Tent Street, about 20 minutes away by foot. Go South (right side) on this street until you come to the stop light.
Wasim: Go South to the stop.
Saber: Correct. Then turn left and go three more streets, until you come to the end of the road. You will see a park in front of you.
Wasim: Turn left and go for three streets to the park.
Saber: Next, cross the park. The school is on your left.
Wasim: OK, let me see if I’ve got this straight. (saber repeats all he has understood)
Saber: You got it.
On your right/on your left beside
Next to / across / in front of
- Write the sentence in the box on the board and ask the students what they mean?
- Give them a hint of mobile phone manuals, shampoo wrappers / bottles, medicine bottles/wrappers, biryani masala packer, instructions on the door/way like pull/push, turn right, etc.
- Ask for reasons for each example they share from their surroundings.
- Tell the students that there is another form of expression used in the conversation i.e. Commands.
- Call one student by name and ask him to come forward.
- You can say like this in a commanding tone, “Ahmed, come in front of the class and bring your notebook with you!”
- Your tone will decide your commanding expression.
- Explain the class some more commanding expressions like “Fetch me a glass of water!”. “Bring your complete homework tomorrow!”
Sum up / Conclusion
- Ask the students to share the new expressions they have learnt for different situations.
- Conclude the lesson by recapping the main idea of the lesson.
- Give different situations to express themselves with gestures.
- Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.
- Bring different instructions in the form of wrappers, covers, books, papers, boxes, packs, etc. and display them on a chart paper in the class (use it for improving reading skills later)
- Make the students work in pairs and give directions to a stranger to their school.
- Ask the students to perform different role like that of a teacher, principal, doctor, postman, etc. And give instruction/direction/talk about opinions etc.