Language of Making Arrangements: Crazy Dictation

This is a downloadable ESL crazy dictation activity to practise the language of making arrangements.

Activity to practise making arrangements

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Here’s some more info about the activity:

Aim To review language for making arrangements on the telephone. To develop listening and pronunciation.
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.
  4. Use the dialogue to review language for making arrangements.

A
Hello Maria. It’s Jane Lowe from Universal Tech in Singapore
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Fine thanks. I’m calling because I’ll be in Paris next week and I’d like to meet with you. I want to tell you about our new software.
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How about Wednesday?
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Perfect. It’ll be great to see you again. I have a lot to tell you.
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Right. See you then. Bye.
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B
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Hi Jane. How are you?
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Great. What day would suit you?
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Let me have a look in my diary. Yes, that’s fine. Is 10 o’clock ok?
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Fantastic. See you next week then.
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Bye!

Keith Taylor
Keith is the co-founder of Eslbase. He has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, in Indonesia, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and now in the UK.

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