This activity provides short listening practice based on a monologue with imaginary conversation. The monologue relays information about the speaker’s thoughts on using ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. 

Author: 
Derek Spafford

In this lesson, students will listen to a monologue about a persons reflection of using "please" and "thank you" in conversation. They will match how its done in other languages and complete a listening comnprehension activity. There are also suggestions for developing the theme of manners to practise specific areas of grammar. 

Aims:

• To practise listening skills
• To improve students’ understanding of using ‘please’ and ‘thank you’
• To introduce how to say please and thank you in other languages
 

Age group:

Adults

Level:

CEF level A2-B1

Time:

30 minutes plus time for developing the theme

Materials:

The lesson plan, transcript and student worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below

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