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Go: JHS GrammarOn the Telephone


SUBMITTED BY: Andy Webster  


EDITED BY: Natasha Anders

SITUATION: Telephone 

EXAMPLE: Would you like to go to a soccer game?

DATE ADDED: Jul 02, 2009


Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


25-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students practice inviting people out over the telephone





  1. Teachers will drill activities and positive feelings using flash cards.
  2. Teachers explain that students are going to make a phone call to invite a friend out and that the friend will accept the invitation.
  3. ALT demonstrates with JTE.
  4. ALL students practice the drill by listening and repeating.
  5. Teacers can choose a student to demonstrate.
  6. Students in the left rows will be the receiver.
  7. Students in the right rows will be the caller.
  8. Students will be placed back-to-back.
  9. The caller will think of and circle an activity and feeling to use.
  10. Students will move along the column (clockwise direction) practicing the dialogue with 5 or 6 students.
  11. The receiver will take a note of the activity and time given from the caller.
  12. The caller and receiver will only move to the next seat when they have completed the dialogue.
  13. When the students return home then they are finished.


  • Use the telephone/whisper game as a warm up activity.
  • Try to make the activity more fun by asking students to talk more slowly or quicker or to act out expressions while practicing the dialogue.


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