Students` Learning Outcomes
- Identify and use previously learnt and more formulaic expressions for greetings and some routine courtesies according to the age, gender, and the status of addressee.
Information for Teachers
- A fixed set of words used for a certain purpose is called a formulaic expression.
- To express greetings, farewell, thanks or apologies, different formulaic expressions are used. Some examples are given below:
- Asalam –o-Alikum,
- Thank you,
- Thanks a lot,
- Excuse me
- Tell the students about the use and importance of thank you, thanks a lot, please, sorry, O.K., it`s my pleasure
- Explain to them when these expressions are used in routine life they make your language livelier.
- Use your facial expressions while teaching the above mentioned expressions.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where required.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, two chairs, a table, notebooks, pencils, eraser, textbook
- Tell the students that today we will be doing a role play on how to greet the people. The role play will be performed on greeting the people when we meet them.
- Ask them how they greet their friends and unknown people.
- Tell them that they should greet their friends with excitement. They should greet the unknown people with respect and honor.
- Ask one of the students to come forward, tell or show him the dialogues.
- Then ask the students to help you out with this conversation. Both of you will be role playing.
- Use your facial expressions, such as; smile on your face, direct eye contact with the addressee, etc.
- Teacher: Assalam -o- Alikum.
- Students: Walikum-us-Salam.
- Teacher: How are you?
- Student: I am fine. Thank you and what`s about you?
- Teacher: I`m fine too.
- Ask two volunteers to come forward; provide them with two chairs, a table, two pencils, notebooks and one eraser.
- Give the following dialogues and ask them to act in front of the class.
Situation: (Two students are doing their classwork)
- Aslam: May I use your eraser please?
- Adnan: Yes, sure.
- Aslam: Thank you. Do you have a ruler?
- Adnan: Sorry, I don`t.
- Ask students to write a dialogue between a doctor and a patient.
- Ask them to work in pairs.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Tell the students that today they have learnt how to greet when they met the people.
- Tell them that they have also learnt how the words ‘thank you’, ‘please’, and ‘sorry’ make our conversation polite.
- Draw the following table on the board and ask the students to match the appropriate responses with the statements.
- Responses have been matched for the convenience of the teacher.
- Ask the students to practice whatever they did in the class.
- Remind the students to use these magic words in their routine life too.