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Speaking Lesson Plan –
In a Pub
Presenter: Jenny Chen
Instructor: Dr. Po-Yi Hung
Dec. 10, 2008
Speaking is quot;the process of building and
sharing meaning through the use of verbal
and non-verbal symbols, in a variety of
Speaking is a crucial part of second
language learning and teaching.
Speaking English is the main goal of many
adult learners. If the aim of speaking is
communication and that does not require
perfect English, then it makes sense to
encourage quantity in your classroom. Break
the silence and get students communicating
with whatever English they can use, correct or
not, and selectively address errors that block
Now many linguistics and ESL teachers agree
on that students learn to speak in the second
language by quot;interactingquot;. Communicative
language teaching and collaborative learning
serve best for this aim.
1. Objective: Students will be able to greet
people, introduce themselves, and have a
conversation in a pub.
2. The age of students: 30-50 years old
3. Number of students: 20 students
4. English level: basic
5. Vocabulary level: 800-1000
6. Time: 80 minutes
7. Materials and equipment: computers, a projector, 1
worksheet, and 1 quiz
8. Procedure: Warm Up (10 minutes)
Presentation I + Activity I
Activity II + Worksheet I
Presentation II + III (10
Activity III (10 minutes)
Presentation IV + Activity IV
Quiz + Role Play (10 minutes) 6
Listen to the music. Discuss with classmates
and guess what today’s topic is.
Discuss the following questions:
1. Have you ever been to a bar or a club?
2. If you have. Which bar is your favorite?
3. If you haven’t. Would you like to go?
Presentation I – Greeting
Hey. I’m Jenny. Please allow me to
introduce myself. I’m
Jenny. Jenny Chen. Glad Hello, I’m Jenny. It’s a
to meet you. pleasure to meet you.
How you doing? How do you do?
How's it going?
Good, thanks! I am fine, thank you.
Not bad! I am very well, thank you.
Activity I - Dialogue
Repeat after the teacher. Then work in pairs and
practice the dialogue using your own information.
Ken: Excuse me. I don’t believe we’ve met. I
Jessica: Hi, Ken. I’m Jessica, but you can call me
Ken: It’s nice to meet you, Jess.
Jessica: Nice to meet you, too.
Ken: Where are you from?
Jessica: I am from Canada.
Ken: That’s a beautiful place. I am from Japan.
Jessica: I see. 9
Activity II - Greeting
Practice the greeting exercise online. Sort
the words in order to form a sentence.
Link of the exercise:
Talk with your partners in English and find out the
Presentation III– Vocabulary and
crush (on someone)
crazy for you
love at first sight
Activity III – Listening
Listen to two online conversations and try to
find out if there is any attraction between the
two speakers. Feel free to listen more than
Link of the exercise:
Presentation IV – Dialogue in a Pub
Eric: How you doing?
Eric: Can I buy you a drink?
Eric: What would you like?
Lisa: A strawberry margarita. Thanks.
Eric: Would you care to dance with me?
Lisa: Yes! I love this song!
Eric: I had a great time with you tonight. Do you
mind giving me your number?
Lisa: No, I am sorry.
Activity IV – Video Clip
Watch the advertising video from YouTube.
Discuss in pairs and answer the following
1. What was the man trying to do?
2. What did the man say that made the
woman happy at first?
3. Why did the man say “how much”?
4. How did the woman respond? Why?
Fill in the blanks in the dialogue using the sentences in the box.
James: Hello, I’m James. ___________?
Gina: Gina. Gina Su.
a) Can I get you a drink?
b) What’s your name?
Gina: It’s nice to meet you, too.
c) I think I have a crush on
you. James: ___________?
d) It’s nice to meet you. Gina: Yes. I’d like a beer, thank you.
e) Would you like to James: ____________?
Gina: Yes. But I am not so good.
Gina: I think I like you too. 17
Act out the dialogue in Presentation
IV . The students will be evaluated on
fluency and accuracy, and on the