In this lesson, students discover a formula to help them give great feedback and learn some useful phrases for giving and receiving feedback in English. They also watch a video about giving feedback and learn vocabulary related to it.
C2 / Proficiency75 minStandard LessonPremium Plan
VOCABULARY & VIDEO
The lesson starts with a brief discussion on a quotation about criticism. Then, students share their experience of giving and receiving feedback. After the warm-up, students do a vocabulary task in which they match eight words with their definitions (e.g. buy-in, actionable, misinterpret). Then, they decide how the words might relate to feedback. Before watching a video about giving great feedback, students decide what makes someone good at it. While watching the first part of the video, students need to answer questions about a formula explained in the video. Then, they watch the second part and take notes on different parts of the formula. As there are four parts, students are split into two groups and each group is asked to make notes on two of the parts. After the video, students share notes with a partner. Finally, they also complete a summary of the formula.
PHRASES FOR GIVING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK
This part of the lesson starts with a short discussion in which students share their opinions on the formula and how useful it can be. In the next task, students need to put the formula into practice. They read four examples of feedback and rewrite them according to the four parts of the formula outlined in the video. After that, students read fourteen phrases that can be used when giving and receiving feedback. Their task is to decide what their functions are (e.g. giving praise, offering suggestions). Finally, students do several role plays in pairs. The situations are set in business and educational contexts. Students are either on the giving or receiving end of the feedback.This way, they practise the formula as well as phrases they’ve learnt. The lesson ends with two questions that make students analyse whether they’ve role-played the scenarios well.
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