Welcome to the third week of our class English conversation class. By the way, what do you see in the image? Is that a lake?
Plan for this Week
- vocabulary review
- ESL conversation activities
- book report summary – basic outline
- Touchstone online listening files
ESL Conversation Activities
1 Vocabulary Warmer – 20 Questions (15)
Today’s vocabulary review is a worksheet. Work with a partner and answer the questions. It should take about 10 minutes to answer all of the questions. The worksheet has five kinds of questions:
- unscramble the letters
2 What did we do last week? (5)
- started book report project
- textbook to build vocabulary
- understand difference between fluency and acuracy
- fluency drill (review easy verbs in past tense)
- shadowing activity to improve listening skills
- 6 verb tenses
3 What will we do this week? (1)
- look at book report requirements
- fluency drill
- shadowing and listening
- drill 6 verb tenses Q &A again
4 Introduction to Book Report (10)
The ability to take a long story and turn it into a short story is an amazing skill. It is also a critical thinking skill.
It’s an important for students to learn, so let’s spend some time learning and practicing this skill by writing a book report.
5 Textbook, page 5 #3 listening (15)
People I admire
- read questions and check understanding
- listen once and fill in blanks
- listen again
Extension: ask partner the same questions
6 Textbook, page 10 (10)
- complete word review exercises
1 Textbook, page 6 CA (15)
In this activity, we practice reading and listening. Notice the word ALWAYS. It is used to describe a habit.
Step 1 Read
- read story
- circle any words you don’t know
- check words in dictionary
- check answers with class
Step 2 Read While Listening (RWL)
- students listen to sound file one time and read at the same time
Step 3 Pair Work Shadowing
- listen and shadow (whispering)
2 How to be successful? (10)
I’ve always wanted to …..
The purpose of this exercise is to discover the secret to achieving a dream.
- students think of one successful person
- Teacher asks for a few examples
- Teacher asks students to think of why that person became successful
- build list on white board
- without being obvious, write list so that attitudinal features are on one side and others (such as luck) are on the other
- in the end, ask students to summarize the list
- it will probably contain mostly words that relate to character (i.e. choice or mental toughness) rather than uncontrollable elements (e.g. luck).
- draw conclusion – success comes from a strong mental attitude – you have to want it, over come barriers and take action.
3 Puzzles and Words (15)
- Get the vocabulary worksheet
- Pair work, read the questions and write down the answers.
1 Which one is better? (10)
This is a critical activity that asks students to make a choice with a logical reason. No emotions are allowed in this exercise.
How to describe which is better?
- think about cost, quantity, quality, taste, health, comfort, atmosphere, meaning
- cats or dogs
- ice cream or sulbing
- books or computers
- rice or bread
- McDonald’s or Lotteria
- spicy rice cake or pajeon
- coffee or green tea
- roasted chestnuts or warm sweet potato
2 Fluency Drill (10)
Let’s do our second fluency drill activity. it;s the same as last week, but this time we use different verbs.
- Look at the chart of verbs. We will do the second line this week.
3 Verb Tense Drill (20)
Review Verb tenses from last week
- Complete Drill 3 exercise with partner.
- Write Q&A with picture prompt.
4 Textbook page 9 #2 (10)
- listen to stories and match names
- listen again and write down 3 fact about each person
- book report
2 Textbook, page 18 (10)
This activity gives students a chance to practice quick reading and summary making skills.
- students work in pairs
- each student picks one story from page 18
- give 2 minutes to read the story
- give 3 minutes to make notes with the summary template
- one student talks to partner and summarizes story
- partner asks follow up questions
- switch roles
3 Textbook, page 19 2A and 2B (10)
Here is a chance to practice listening skills.
- students listen to a story about Suzanne and her trip to New Zealand
- check picture order while listening
- listen again and answer questions in 2 B
4 Textbook, page 20 #1 (5)
Here is a chance to review some grammar.
- fill in the blanks
- write the correct verb form
- base – simple past tense – past participle
- check together or partner
5 Textbook, page 20 #2 (5)
Here is a chance to review some grammar as a speaking activity
- Partner A says one verb
- Partner B must say the other 2 verb forms (simple past past participle) as fast as possible
- base – simple paste tense – past participle
2 Textbook, page 13 2 (10)
This activity helps students understand a useful grammar point: present perfect.
Present perfect construction: have + PP (past participle)
- review pink box
- talk about regular and irregular verbs
- students fill in blanks
- check answers