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Are You Telling Me…? - November 24, 2014Lesson Collection #4 - Lesson 14b
Asking for clarification is a natural element of general conversation. This lessons helps students learn and use various forms of asking for confirmation. At the same time, they will be learning a dozen new common English phrases.
At the top of each worksheet are six common English phrases (metaphors) which many students may not know. There are six corresponding answer lists, each with four possible answers at the bottom of the partner's worksheet. By listening carefully, students will be able to eventually arrive at the correct meaning of the phrase. To do that, they have to ask for confirmation and clarification including:
Do you mean...?
Are you telling me...?
You don't mean..., do you?
Are you trying to say...?
Students will also need to express phrases of possibility including:
There is even a point system built into the lesson to encourage students to guess the meaning of the idioms as quickly as possible.
This is a very practical and fun lesson, and best of all, the students will be busy, not the teacher!
There is a similar lesson. It is:
Do You Mean...? (See Lesson 14a above).
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