Lesson Planning of Expressions in Conversation

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Use appropriate expressions in conversation to articulate, recognize and use some formulaic expressions to:
  • Offer and respond to greetings.
  • Express and show gratitude.
  • Express regret.
  • Introduce self and talk about family.
  • Express likes and dislikes.

Information for Teachers

  • Display different expressions on charts in the classroom so that the students keep practicing them.
  • “Nice to meet you” is used when meeting someone for the first time. Later “Nice to se you”.
  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where applicable.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, chart papers, textbook


  • Ask the students the following and write their answers on the board in different columns under the headings.
  • Get the students` responses and give hints so that you can get most of them.
  1. no. 1: What do you say when you meet / see someone?
  2. no. 2: What do you say when you leave someone?

Expressions in Conversation


Activity 1

  • Explain that almost all the conversations start with a greeting.
  • There are several expressions that are commonly used as greetings, some formal and some informal.
  • Their use depends on the situation.
  • We choose the appropriate one for the situation.
  • It is useful to know many of them because if you meet many people, you never repeat them.
  • Be careful about using informal expressions with people whom you don`t know well or whose age/rank is higher than yours.
  • Show the following table on chart paper/board and discuss.
  • Let the students greet and respond any of the following expressions in pairs:

Expressions in Conversation

Activity 2

  • Divide the students in pairs and give them any one situation given in the tables below.
  • Make changes in dialogues according to the students` pair’s interest.
  • Call the pairs to perform their situation; img

Expressions in ConversationExpressions in Conversation

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the students` ways of thanking someone and how to respond to that (only in English).
  • Write their responses in the table like this on the board.
  • Write and explain those, which they missed.
  • Display this on a chart paper in the class for further practice.
  • Ask what is the importance of learning these expressions? (Discuss)
  • Introduce your partner-Pair Work.
  • Make pairs and ask to interview their partners and introduce them to the class.
  • Get help from the following expressions;
    1. Hello, I am ________________________________.
    2. I`d like to introduce my friend_________________.
    3. He/she lives in _________with ________________.
    4. His /her family is __________________(small / big).
    5. He/she likes ________but he/she doesn`t like_____.
  • Involve the students’ on solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.
Follow up
  • Ask the students to write and perform new situations in pairs/groups using the expressions they learnt. (with teachers help)

Answer key: Assessment

1.      Hello, I am fine.

2.      I would like to introduce my friend Ahmed.

3.      He lives in Lahore with his parents.

4.      His family is small.

5.      He likes ice cream but he doesn`t like chocolate.


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