ESL activities – making appointments

activity to practise making appointments
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Aim To review language for making appointments. To develop listening and pronunciation skills.
Activity Students complete a dialogue by dictating sentences across the classroom.
Organisation Pair work
Preparation Make enough copies of the activity for the number of pairs in your class.
What do I do? 1. Put students into pairs, facing each other across the room.
2. Hand out the activity. Give A to one student in each pair, and B to the other.
3. Students dictate their half of the dialogue to their partner across the room, until both have completed it. The first pair to finish (accurately) is the winner.
4. Use the dialogue to review language for making appointments.

A
___________________________________________________________________?
Good morning. I’d like to make an appointment to see a doctor, please.
___________________________________________________________________?
Could I come this afternoon?
___________________________________________________________________?
Of course.

A few seconds later…

___________________________________________________________________?
Yes, that’s fine. Thank you.
___________________________________________________________________?
Yes, it’s Jane Brown.
___________________________________________________________________.
Thanks, goodbye.

B
Good morning, City Doctors. How can I help you?
___________________________________________________________________.
Certainly. When would you like to come?
___________________________________________________________________?
I’ll check, could you hold on for one minute?
___________________________________________________________________.

A few seconds later…

Yes, this afternoon is possible. How about 3 o’clock?
___________________________________________________________________.
Ok. Could I take your name please?
___________________________________________________________________.
Ok, Jane. We’ll see you later today.
___________________________________________________________________.

activity to practise making appointments
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