Learn English Conversation, Freshman, Spring 2018, Week 9

ESL Conversation

Welcome to week 9 of our class English conversation class. It’s time to think about the future and our schedule for the next seven weeks. You can see two pictures. They are the same images, but do you see the same thing?

Plan for this Week

  • look at semester schedule
  • make plans for the second book report
  • logic puzzles – thinking and speaking logically
  • Touchstone online listening files

ESL Conversation Activities

Hour 1

1 Conversation Warm Up (10)

  1. What is Hell Joseon?
  2. What do you think about Kim-Moon meeting last week?
  3. “You can do anything, but not everything.” What does that sentence mean? Do you agree or disagree?
  4. “We are not free.” Do you agree or disagree. Answer with 2-3 good reasons.

2 Semester Review (10)

  • Week 9 (April 30) Regular classes, choose book #2 to read
  • Week 10 (May 7) Finish reading book, write book report #2 (10%)
  • Week 11 (May 14) Hand in book report #2 (last class of the week – on paper, no email and no lates)
  • Week 13 (May 28) Return book report #2, 
  • Week 14 (June 4) Review final exam questions, make speaking schedule, NO CLASS ON WEDNESDAY – MEMORIAL DAY
  • Week 15 (June 11) Make up week – no regular classes
  • Week 16 (June 18) Final exams

3 Textbook Unit 4 Intro (5)

  • learn words and verbs about activities
  • learn difference between let, make, help, have, get (important)
  • giving advice with I would (check your pronunciation)
  • sports words (verbs and places)

5 Textbook page 34 (15)

In this activity, we practice reading and listening.  Students should NOTICE use of key verbs in the sentences.

Step 1 Read

  • students read 3 short stories 
  • students circle any words they 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

  • one student reads words from one text box
  • partner shadows (repeats as quickly as possible in a whisper tone)
  • teacher will provide an example in class

6  Textbook page 34 1- C (5)

Fill in the blanks in 1 C.

Check answers with class.

Hour 2-3

1 Review Causative Verbs (15)

Teacher review slides. Students participate and complete practice exercise at end.


2 Textbook page 35 2-A (10)

Review pink box.

Talk about ask and tell. Students fill in blanks. review answers in class.

3 Speaking Drill (30)

Think about 4 causative verbs: let, make, get, have. 

Complete the exercise and finish with a wrap up – a few examples from students.


Hour 3

1 Textbook page 35 3-A (10)

Read the sentences with blanks.

Listen. Write the numbers in the blanks.

Listen one more time.


2 State Verbs (15)

This short lecture helps students understand state verbs. it is useful to know when talking about past actions with USED TO  and WOULD.

3 Textbook page 37 2-A (5)

Review the pink box on page 37. Now the difference between USED TO and WOULD should be clear.

Students fill in the blanks. Check answers together.


4 Textbook page 37 3 (5)

Students read each sentence. With partner, students add a new sentence with WOULD. Check a few sentences with whole class.

Ask students why a second sentence with WOULD is okay (because we already know the past period).


5 Family Puzzles (10)

Here are a few word games and logic puzzles around the theme of family. The key point is not to get the answer, but rather discover and explain the answer with critical thinking.

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