LESSON PLAN OUTLINEJenny ChamorroAdvanced Conversation 3Class Description: Level: AdvancedThe students are between 20 to 26 years old. There are approximately 10 women and 5men. They belonged to the English and French program 9th semester. Classes take place onMonday and Wednesday from 4: 00 to 6:00 P.MRecent work: The students are able to discuss about any topic. I consider it is an interestingtopic for putting in practice all English skills. The learners have been discussing differenttopics and reviewing some grammar aspects they have known before. They have practicedthe target language making use of macro and sub-skills of the language emphasizing the oralproduction.Objectives: Discuss about the topic of the unit: the art of complaining; analyzing the different problems that make people have complains, in order to suggest solutions for those problems. To learn and apply the grammar of the unit: Noun clauses containing relative clauses and Noun clauses beginning with question words.Assessment: Since it is an ongoing process, everything in the class will be taken intoaccount, considering the students’ participation, interaction, involvement and engagement ineach activity.Resources: video, slides, pictures, sheets of paper, CDs, carton.Language: Vocabulary related with the art of complaining using expression such as:One thing that annoys me isSomething that really bothers me isWhat I can’t understand about others/people isI can’t afford somethingThat is what gets me on my nerves.1st ActivityEstimated time: 3 minutesSpecific objective: to familiarize students with the topic.Context: The title of the unit. The art of complaining
Activity organization: the students are going to tell me why they think complaining could bean art and then we can make a conclusion.2st ActivitySpecific Objective: to identify and discuss the topic and contextualize the classEstimated time: 5 minutesContext: Situations that bugs you.Activity Organization: The learners will be organized in lines; they will fill the quiz in groupsof 4 people. So, they are going to share the answers and justify them to know the mostcommon situations that annoy them. Besides they are going to tell what other situations theycannot stand.QuizSituation1: your neighbors have loud parties late at nigh, they don’t matter if you want tosleep or not.How do you react?Situation2: You are in the cinema, you want to see the film which is really interesting butthere are people who talk loudly and laugh a lot during the whole movie.Do you want to continue watching the film?What would you do in this situation?Situation 3: You are quiet, reading a book or taking a rest, but there is a dog who is barkingall the night?What would you do?Is it annoying for you?Situation 4: You go to an office or a supermarket the clerk doesn’t matter that there arepeople waiting, she or he decides to take a rest?How would you react?Would you talk to this person?Would you stay calmed?2nd activitySpecific Objective: The students are going to listen to two dialogues, paying attention todetails about complaints, so they are going to express the agreement or disagreement withwhat the characters say about irritating situations, and what they would do in those particularsituations.
Estimated time: 10 minutesContext: Recording about irritating situationsActivity class organization: The students will be organized in two lines in a comfortableway to listen the recording. Then, they will form groups of 3 to discuss if they agree ordisagree with Jane and Bob (participants of the recording) then, they will interchange theiropinions with the whole group. They also are going to answer the questions suggested in therecording.3rd activityEstimated time 10 minutesSpecific Objective: To comprehend and apply the use of noun clauses containing relativeclauses and clauses beginning with questions words, whether and if.Context: Grammar Explanation about the topicActivity class organization: The students will be organized in lines while they receive apaper with the grammar explanation and some examples. After that, they can do an exercisewhich consists in making sentences to apply what they have learnt. I will make questionsrelated to the situations they mention.4th ActivitySpecific objective: Express opinions about ridiculous complaints.Estimated time: 15 minutesContext: Ridiculous complaintsActivity organization: Each student is going to read a ridiculous complaint and then answersome questions about it. Like do you share this way of thinking? , do you think indeed it isridiculous complaint? , what could be one complaint that you could do about vacations? Howcan you answer if you were the manager of the hotel?.Estimated time: 20 minutes5th activitySpecific objective: Talking about complaints using the grammar.Context: Stressing situationsActivity organization: The students will play a game. We can play it with a dice. It is a gamein which the students will take a paper, it has a situation and they need to say what the rolethey would take is and give examples.Note: this activity is based on situations in page 88 and additional ones.For example: your neighbors are having a loud argument, and you can’t get to sleep.
Student: In that situation I would be a silent sufferer. For example, I could try to sleep orspent the time reading something until my neighbors stop their argument.6th activitySpecific Objective: To apply conversational skills making use of the grammar and languageof the unit, and develop problem solving competences.Estimated time 15 minutesContext: problems where I liveActivity class organization: The students will work in pair’s. They will think of a situationthat bother them and then they are going to take the role of complainer and manager of thecomplaints’ office. One will complain, the other will answer suggesting a solution. Also, if timeis enough, they will change the roles.Note: Activity based on page 906th activity:Specific Objective: listen to the video related with complains to talk about the topic andunderstand the video.Estimated time: 7 minutesContext: Making a complaint.Activity class organization: The students will listen to a video about complains, and thenthey will answer some questions about the video.Questions:What have you understood from this video?Do you think complaining is positive or negative and why?Are you a complainer, what are you going to do to stop complaining?