Getting to know you!

Ksusha

Lesson and explanation courtesy Mrs. Lillypilly


WORKSHEET #1: 

[How to prepare for this lesson may be found at the end of the worksheet.]

Complete the sentences below:


1) On weekends I ………………………………………………………….

2) For breakfast I ………………………………………………………….

3) Yesterday I ……………………………………………………………….

4) Next week I ..............................................................

5) When I’m older I want to …………………………………………

6) I listen to music when ……………………………………………..

7) I’ve never ……………………………………………………………..

8) Learning English is ………………………………………………..

9) The best day of the week is ………………………………………

10) At home I have to ………………………………………………….

11) When I was little I ……………………………………………………

12) I don’t really like .................................................................

13) People my age like to ………………………………………………

14) My favorite sport is ……………………………………………….


*Can you ask questions using these words?

Where [place]   ............................................... ?
When [time]   ........................................ ?
Why [the reason for something]   ................................................ ?
Who [person]   ............................... ?
What [thing]   ......................... ?
How [the way to do something]   ........... ?
How many [number of something]   ........... ?


For exercises with questions words see Textbook I



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How to prepare the “Getting to know you” lesson 


This is an idea from the British Council website.  It has been adapted from the original classroom lesson to create a Skype lesson. If you experience sound issues, the lesson can easily be adapted to a text only version.


              OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this lesson is to discover more about your student and for them to learn more about you. It will also help you prepare interesting lessons in the future and give you a sense of your student’s English level.

     1. A week before the lesson, e-mail your student 2 worksheets: one blank and one copy with the questions answered by yourself.  

     2. The student completes the blank worksheet using your answers as a model and e-mails it back to you before the lesson, OR the student can share his or her answers during the lesson.  (You and your student can also use Google Docs if you both are familiar with it.) 

     3. In your Skype lesson, ask the student more about his or her answers and then let your student ask you their questions prepared from the “Helpful Question Words”.   

     4. If your connection is weak, type questions to one another. 

     5. If your student has time for homework, ask her or him to interview a family member using the questions on the worksheet. Use those answers as the basis of your next class.  

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