How to Teach Adult English Night Class Fall 2018 W9

It’s week 9 of the adult English course. Time for some creative thinking.

ESL Speaking Hour 1

Pair Work Discussion (15)

  1. An apple costs 40 cents, a persimmon costs 60 cents, and a pomegranate 80 cents. How much does a pear cost?
  2. Tracy’s mother had 4 children. The first child was named April, the second was named May, the third June. What was the 4th child called?
  3. How do you know if the light inside the fridge is on or off?
  4. How many tennis balls can fit inside this classroom?
  5. If you could invent a new subject that would be taught to all children in school, what would the subject be? Why do you think children need to learn about your subject?
  6. Are you more like a river, a lake, an ocean, or a waterfall? Why?


Thinking Puzzles (15)

Try some rebus puzzles. Can you guess the answers to the rebus puzzle?

Here is an example:

esl game

Read and Retell (20)

We did this exercise two times before. One for inventions and once for koan, or stories with a teaching point.

Let’s do it one more time.

These ESL reading stories are biographies. They are stories about people.

The format is the same this week.

  1. Read a short story.
  2. Summarize the story.
  3. Does the life story teach us something?


Word Ladder (10)

Here is another word puzzle worksheet. Start with a word. Move down step on the ladder and change one letter to make a new word. When you finish, you should change one letter to make the last word.


ESL Conversation Hour 2

Part 1. Mini Lecture (5)

  • Positions versus interests. 

Part 2. Reading Exercise – Apply your knowledge (10)

You are going to read a short story that involves a problem and a solution. The problem is in the story, but the solution is not.

Here is what I want you to do while working with a partner

  • Read the story.
  • Summarize the key points of the story in negotiation terms.
  • Answer the questions at the end of the story. 

Part 3. Negotiation Activity (30)

The Texas Oil Role Play Game. 

Debrief Questions

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