In this lesson plan the students will have plenty of opportunities to express themselves on the use of mobile phones in public and how they themselves use mobile phones.
They will create and perform telephone conversations, decipher mini text messages, then write and send their own. The lesson plan considers the importance of mobile phones for people today and how 'texting' has changed the way they communicate.
Mobile phones and text communications
Pre-intermediate and above
- To develop students understanding of telephone and text communications
- To give students a chance to practise speaking
Lesson Plan: guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks and answers to tasks.
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Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:
- A warmer activity
- A dialogue building task
- A role-play task
- A text message reading task
- A text message writing task
- A discussion task
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For more information about this topic you can visit these BBC and British Council sites:
This page has interesting information and more learning materials from the BBC Learning English site.
Business words in the news has some higher level vocabulary and listening activities for business students.
This page from the British Council's LearnEnglish website has a magazine article with interactive exercise on the subject of mobile phones.
Jo Bertrand, Teacher, Materials writer, British Council, Paris
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