In this lesson, students learn beginner phrases for expressing opinions and asking about opinions. They practise the functional language in writing and in speech.
In the warm-up activity, students look at two photos and decide what the people might be saying. Then, students read a dialogue between two people in one of the pictures and complete gaps with phrases in the box. Then, they look at the dialogue again and need to find five useful phrases for expressing opinions and three phrases to ask about opinions (I believe…, In my experience…, How do you feel about…?). Students need to note the expressions down in a table. Then, students do a controlled practice activity. They order words to make sentences. There is one extra word in each group.
PRACTISE USING PHRASES FOR EXPRESSING OPINIONS
In this part of the lesson, students practise using the newly learnt useful phrases for expressing opinions in a freer way. First, they choose one of three photos of living rooms and need to create a dialogue between a designer and a customer using the dialogue beginning. Then, students choose a different photo and swap roles. Next, they discuss whether they agree with six sentences which all refer to art and design (e.g. interior design, fashion, architecture). They have to use the phrases provided in a box. Finally, students choose two or three topics from a list of six and ask their partner about their opinion. They also tell the partner what they think. They need to talk about each topic for one or two minutes. The topics refer to art and design (e.g. museums, decorating a house, fashion on social media).
This lesson plan also includes an additional task that you can use as homework or revision. In the task, students practise using useful phrases for expressing opinions. The task is available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it, cut it up and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.
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