Welcome to week 5 of our class English conversation class. It’s time to hand in your book report.
Plan for this Week
- vocabulary review
- ESL conversation activities about geography
- Touchstone online listening files
ESL Conversation Activities
1 Vocabulary Warmer – Make Questions (20)
This is a vocabulary review activity that requires a bit of thinking. The key point is to make questions and answers. The point is NOT to answer the questions as quickly as possible.
- make small groups (3-4 people)
- here is the word list for this question and answer game
- make questions and answers with 6 different verb tenses
- simple present tense
- present continuous
- present perfect
- present perfect continuous
- simple past tense
- past continuous
- HAVE YOU EVER and CHINESE RESTAURANT
- Have you ever been to a real Chinese restaurant?
- Yes, I have been to a real Chinese restaurant. It was in Hong Kong. The food moved along a conveyor belt. It was kind of weird and interesting.
2 Textbook page 16 1 A (10)
This is a listening activity.
- shadow the dialogue
3 Textbook page 16 3 D (10)
- match the answers
- listen 2 times
1 Textbook page 19 2 (10)
- Listen to a story about New Zealand
- check the pictures
- Listen again and take notes.
2 Textbook page 20 (10)
Complete boxes. Check your understanding.
3 Say (15)
This is a fun speaking and thinking activity that works great in small groups. The objective is to say 4 answers as quickly as possible.
- students work in small groups
- in turns, each students ask a question
- partner must name 4 things in that list
- switch roles
- write new words in vocabulary notebook
- here are the questions for this pair work word game
4 Pair Work Q&A (10)
Here’s another chance to practice conversations with superlatives.
- ask partner the same questions
- follow up questions are critical
- here are the review questions
1 Pair Work Vocabulary – Homographs (20)
A homograph is a word with the same spelling and same pronunciation but it has two different meanings.
Here are some examples. Can you think of two different meanings?
Step 1. Work a partner and write on definition on your paper.
Step 2. Change partner. Find someone with a different word list (A or B). That partner will give you a word. You have to think of a meaning which is different from what the partner has on his/her paper.
Step 3. We check all of the words at the end of the game.
2 Fluency Activity (10)
This will be the 4th time to use this activity in class. Same as before.
Look at the chart of verbs. We will do the 4th line.
3 Pair Work (20)
Word Hunt: quickly write two answers for each question