Test Block

Block Learning Objectives

Semantic:
Familiarize yourselves with ‘if’ conditionals followed by modals (will, would, can or could) in spoken English.
Recall synonyms and antonyms for praise and slam words.

Grammar and Syntax:
Use ‘if’ conditionals followed by modals.
Use synonyms and antonyms.

Vocabulary:
Use the structure ‘If you could, what would you…’
Use new praise words and slam words.

Before Block

 Plan and Prepare

  • Test video conferencing system
  • Ensure that you have an internet connection and a contingency plan for connectivity issues.
  • Ensure that you have read the session plan at least twice and practiced it.
  • Ensure all audios to be played are loaded in the laptop.
  • Ensure that you have the necessary resources (audio recordings, vocabulary pronunciations etc.)

During Block

Step 1: Grab Attention (3 min)

Step 2: Review Previous Session (NA)

Step 3: Set Expectations (2 min)

Tell: Let’s move to the next activity. 

 

Step 4 Description

Learners understand how to end a conversation on a positive note by using words like “see you later” or “take care”.

Step 4 (10 min)

Use Attention Grabber

Ask: So far in this Program, we have learnt how to carry on a conversation when we meet someone. Can someone quickly recap for me what all we learned about introductions?

Ask: Did we cover everything in this conversation? Is there something left for us to cover?
(Cold call participants until you get ‘conclusion’, ‘leave taking’, ‘good bye’, ‘ending’.)

Tell: It is good to close a conversation on a friendly/happy/positive note.
Ask: Do you know any words, or groups of words that are used to say bye or take leave at the end of the conversation?
(Cold call or ask for volunteers until you get a few words that are used for taking leave, including bye, so long, have a nice day, see you tomorrow, etc.)

Tell: I will read out some of the phrases we use commonly when we are saying goodbye. I want you to repeat the words after me, following the 1-2 procedure. 

Action: Read out the following words one at a time, and wait for learners to repeat the words back to you

  • bye
  • have a nice day
  • see you
  • see you later/tomorrow/next week
  • catch up later
  • nice talking to you
  • got to go
  • take care
  • stay/be in touch
  • I’ll miss you
  • good night

Step 5 Description

Learners script, practice and roleplay a complete introduction conversation.

Step 5 (10 min)

Tell: No that we have learned about ending a conversation, we will participate in a small activity. When I say ‘Go’, think about how you would like to take leave from a friend. Create a script for a conversation that covers the following

  • Greeting with the time of the day
  • A few sentences of small talk (asking how someone is, talking about the weather, etc.)
  • Taking leave on a positive note

Tell: You have 5 minutes to practice this and be ready to role-play your conversation when I say ‘Stop’.

Ask: Can anyone repeat this instruction for me? (Wait for someone to volunteer and ensure that they repeat all instructions correctly)
Action: Say ‘Go’ and let the activity start. Start a countdown for the last 15 seconds and then say ‘Stop’ when the time runs out.

Call for Responses: (Use volunteers or cold calling techniques.)
Have two or three learners (take a call depending on the time left in the session) demonstrate their conversations to the class. After the presentation, question them until the following conclusions are reached:

While taking leave, we use – Bye, have a nice day, see you, see you later/tomorrow/next week, nice talking to you, got to go, take care, stay/be in touch, miss you, good night etc.

Step 6 Description

Learners listen to and practice vocabulary words

Step 6 (10 min)

Use Attention Grabber

Tell: We are going to review all the new words and phrases that we learned in this session.

Action: Play the recording with the following words and phrases pronounced.

Noun, Proper Noun, Common Noun, Verb, Pronoun, Sentence, Subject, Object, Predicate, Taking Leave, Bye, Have a Nice Day, See You, See You Later, See You Tomorrow, See You Next Week, Catch Up Later, Nice Talking To You, Got To Go, Take Care, Stay in Touch, Be in Touch, I’ll Miss You, Good Night.


Choral Responses:

Tell: We are going to have choral responses in this activity. Repeat each word after me in a chorus. Please follow the 1-2 procedure for this activity.

Action: Say each of the vocabulary words of this session clearly and have the class repeat after you in chorus. Ensure that everyone follows the 1-2 procedure.

Step 7 Description

Learners listen to the word meanings and call out the words

Step 7 (10 min)

Use Attention Grabber

Tell: I will now say the meanings of the words or phrases aloud and you have to guess the right word. Clap your hands or raise your hand to volunteer, or I will cold call any one of you.

(Use cold calling techniques and volunteers to make sure all the learners get a chance to answer.)

  • Noun (Name of person, place, animal or thing)
  • Proper Noun (Specific name)
  • Common Noun (General name)
  • Verb (Action word)
  • Pronoun (Word used instead of a noun)
  • Sentence (A line starting with a capital letter, having a Subject + predicate and ending in punctuation)
  • Subject (naming part of the sentence)
  • Predicate (doing part of the sentence)
  • Object (receiver of the action)
  • Tomorrow (the next day)
  • Week (a set of seven days)
  • Stay in touch (stay connected)
  • Later (afterwards)
  • Got to go (I have to go now)
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