Thursday, October 10, 2013

Restaurant- Ordering

1. Use the following video to show what it is like in a restaurant.
2. Use the video and have the students figure out what the different phrases you need to use at a restaurant are.
3. Give the students a menu, and have them role play as waiters and customers.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Activate B1+ - Chapter 1- I like your Style (Part 1)

1. Introduction
2. Do the quick reading activity on Page 8.
Split the class into two teams
Do activity 3, a-f, for each question the team gets right, they get a point
Activity 5 Continue the game with the two teams
3. Do Exercises (3) 4, and 5 on Page 10.
Individually, and than as a class
4. Someone with ....
New teams.
The teacher will describe a student in class, the teams must guess who the teacher is describing.

Page 4 Activity 1,2,3

English File - Intermediate - Mood Food (1a)

Unit Focus- Word order in Questions (review) Present Simple, Present continuous
1. Introduction
Review what we learned last week, and check to make sure that I know students names.
Tell them what their homework will be for the next class.
2.  How do you ask questions?
Using Do, Does, Did

Question Word
Infinitive (=verb)
Depends on tense and subject.
He, She, It

You can either use ASI (Auxiliary, Subject, Infinitive) to form a question, or you can use QuASI (Question Word, Auxiliary, Subject, Infinitive)
Using to Be

Question Word
Adjective, Noun, ETC
Remember to conjugate to the correct subject and tense
He, She, It
a restaurant near here?

 You can also form questions by inverting the verb and subject.
She is nice. --> Is she nice?
3.  Practice
Write a verb/Adjective/noun etc on the board, have students form a question using that verb/Adjective/noun. The students should write the sentences in their notebooks.
4. Turning answers into questions
Demonstration Show how questions are formed from answers.
use the first paragraph of Mood food,
Who is Dr. Paul Clayton?
What does Dr. Paul Clayton study?
Where is Dr. Clayton from?
Where does Dr. Clayton come from?
Use the text called mood food
Have the students read one paragraph at a time.
At the end of the paragraph, each student should write down a question.
At the end of the activity, each student should pick three questions, and we will discuss them as a class. 
At the end (if time) see if the students can figure out how to turn the sentances in the 'What the Experts Say' into questions.

Jeopardy: For the remainder of class (20 min+)
For rules and an easy way to play in class
Students must guess in the form of a question.
Teacher: It is the biggest animal in the world.
Student: What is a blue whale?
 Category: Random
What is canned food?
A type of food that comes in a metal cylindrical container
What are mushrooms?
These are not plants or animals. They are fungi, and grow well in dark places.
What is chocolate?
A sweet brown treat that is given on romantic days.
What is milk?
It comes from a cow, and is used to make cheese and yogurt

 Category: Fruit
What is a banana?
A long yellow fruit
What is a water melon?
It is large, and green on the outside, pink on the inside
What is a lime?
A green fruit that is very sour
What is a pomegranate?
A red or pink fruit that contains many small juicy seeds,

Category: Vegetable                  
What is a pepper?
This is a vegetable that is very spicy
What is Spinach?
A type of lettuce that is dark green, and high in iron,
What is a cucumber?
A long green vegetable
What is an onion?
A white vegetable that makes you cry when you cut it

Workbook Pages4-6
1. a, b, c (6 points)
3 b (2 Points)
4 a,b (4 points)
(All other portions are optional)  (1 point per extra activity done)

What do you like to eat? (Introductory Lesson)

Introductory Lesson:
1. Introduction
Have each of the students fill out a note card with the following information
a. Name (what would you like to be called?)
b. Birthday 
c. Favorite Movie
d. Favorite Restaurant
e. What are your hobbies and or interests?
f. What's your favorite food?
(the goal of this activity is to get the students talking, get to know the students, and gauge the students speaking ability, it is important to learn about their interests so that future lessons can be tailored to those topics.)
2. What kind of food do you like?
Ask the students to say what kinds of foods they like, the students should offer descriptions of foods when they don't know the english term for it
example: the food where they don't cook the fish --> Sushi, Ceviche...
The goal of this activity is get students speaking, and comfortable making mistakes.
3. Segue to Book activities
What kind of food do you like? Do you like to cook? What is your favorite dish to cook, or to eat...?
Goal Activity:
Our goal is to be able to describe how you make a dish/what is in a dish. As homework students should think of a recipe, or dish they want to share with the class, their homework over the weekend will be to think of a dish, and describe it.
4. Pronunciation
Use the Pronunciation activity on page 4 of English File. See if the students can think of additional words that fall into the different categories.
5. Categories game
This is can take place of the vocabulary activity on Page 4
As a silly game, to end class on a high note, we will play a category game. We will have a ball, I will give the category, when a student has the ball they must say a word in that category, and then pass it to the next person.
Student one-Pizza (throws ball to student 2)
Student two-ice cream
This continues until one student can't think of a word in that category.