ESL Inviting and Making Arrangements Activity - Reading, Listening and Speaking - Pre-intermediate - 30 minutes
In this rewarding invitations activity, students practice phrases for inviting and making arrangements by putting sentences from a conversation in the correct order and then using the language to make new conversations. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Each student has half of a conversation, but the sentences are in the wrong order. The students' task is to put the conversation in the correct order by reading the sentences to their partner and numbering them from 1 to 14. Student A starts the conversation by looking at their sentences and reading the most suitable one to start the conversation. The student then puts number 1 next to the sentence. Student B listens and looks for a suitable reply and then reads that reply to Student A, putting number 2 next to the sentence. This process continues until the conversation has been put in order from 1 to 14. When each pair has finished, they read the conversation to you. If the students have made any mistakes, they repeat the activity until the conversation is ordered correctly. Next, the language for inviting and making arrangements is reviewed with the class. After that, the pairs make two similar conversations using the language for inviting and making arrangements from the worksheet. When the students have finished, they present their conversations to the class and feedback is given.