A Telephone Call
- A Telephone Call
A: May I speak to Jim, please?
B: Sorry. He's not at home.
A: Where is he now?
B: He went to the bookshop.
A: Would you please take a message?
A: Tomorrow is Teachers' Day. We'll have
a party at school.
B: What time is the party?
A: At three thirty in the afternoon.
B: OK, I'll tell him When he's back.
A: Thank you.
II. Teaching Aims
1) Enable the students to make telephone calls in English and get them to know how to behave themselves on the telephone.
2) Raise the students' interest to learn English.
3) Encourage the students to have good cooperation with one another.
1 ) Patterns:
May I speak to ...?
Would you please take a message?
2) Vocabulary: message, party, take a message
Four toy telephones, a CD-ROM, a toy Santa Claus.
V. Teaching procedures
Step 1. Warming-up Exercise
Sing the song "Greetings".
Step 2. Presentation and Practice
1) Ask the students to look at the screen and listen to the talk between the teacher and the person in the screen.
2) After the talk, the teacher tells the students how to make a telephone call in English. Write the pattern "May I speak to...?"on the blackboard and teach them how to use it on the phone.
3) Using the four toy telephones, ask the students to make telephone calls in pairs with the following patterns:
---- May I speak to...?
Those students who do not have toy telephones can use their pencil-boxes instead, or they can put their fingers to their ears as a sign to make phone calls.
4) Ask one student his/her name and his/her home telephone number, using the following sentences: