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Making Sales Calls

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Video Summary

In this lesson, high school students demonstrate their ability to use basic greetings and express likes and dislikes through a role-playing activity. To start, Mr. Bartolotti reviews with students what they have been learning in this unit and explains the day's planned activity. Next, students arrange their desks in two rows and pair off, assuming the roles of telemarketers and prospective customers. During a simulated phone call, telemarketers must politely greet customers and then try to sell their products. Students change partners, and once all students have spoken with each other, the class determines the best telemarketer according to criteria Mr. Bartolotti has set. To wind down and end on a relaxed note, students vote on a song to sing as a class before leaving.

Standards Addressed



Key Terms
heritage speaker
informal assessment

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Eric Bartolotti
Language: Arabic I
Grades: 9 and 11
School: Watertown High School, Watertown, Massachusetts
Lesson Date: April 13
Class Size: 10
Schedule: 1 hour, 4–5 days per week

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