Learn English Conversation, Freshman, Spring 2018, Week 5

ESL Conversation

Welcome to week 5 of our class English conversation class. It’s time to hand in your book report.

Plan for this Week


ESL Conversation Activities

Hour 1

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
  1. simple present tense
  2. present continuous
  3. present perfect
  4. present perfect continuous
  5. simple past tense
  6. past continuous


  • 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.

  • read
  • RWL
  • shadow the dialogue

3 Textbook page 16 3 D (10)

  • listening
  • match the answers
  • listen 2 times

Hour 2

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

Hour 3

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?

  • ball
  • might
  • object

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 

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