Structure: Simple passages of dialogue and Conversation

Subject : 

English Grammar  

Term :

Second Term



Class :

Primary Six  


Topic :

Structure: Simple passages of dialogue and Conversation


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of  drama and play dialogue and conversation


Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • engage in simple conversation politely
  • converse with anybody , anytime and anywhere politely
  • read and understand plays , drama or playlets that are written in dialogue or in conversation


Instructional Materials :Di

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :

Dialogues and Conversations are written sentences , speeches or talks between two or more people . We read about dialogues and conversations in drama or play . Conversations and dialogues are always written in Quotation Marks. Books like The Lion And The Jewels and The Trials Of Brother Jero that are both written by Professor  Wole Soyinka are all written in Dialogue . Macbeth that was written by William Shakespeare

Characteristics of Dialogues or Conversation 

  • Two or more people are involve
  • one one person may be involved which is called monologue
  • Dialogues and conversions are always written in quotation marks
  • it is the most common literary tool that is always used in play or drama


Examples of Dialogues and Conversations

  •  Alabi said  “I need your help in respect of Ezoic DNS configuration
  • Micheal responded and said ” Am not online right now and the battery on my phone is bad”
  • Alabi replied smiling ” You don’t always  have power supply in your area , you better pack out and come down to IYANA IPAJA
  • Micheal responded with a frown on his face and said ” will you give me loan for the new accommodation “



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



  • What is conversation
  • Mention two situation in literature that we make use of dialogues
  • Write out a short conversation that id not less than four line that involves you and your friend
  • Explain dialogue




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about Word formation: Verbs from Adjectives



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