Section One ~ Basic-Talk 101 ~ Introducing Yourself ~ Role Play Practice ~


A) Hello. Im __________________. What's your name?


B) Im _________________. Good to meet you.


A) Same here. Where do you live?


B) I live ____________________________________________.


A) What do you do?


B) I ___________________________________________________.

(I take care of my home and my family/I'm not working right now/I'm retired.)


A) How about your family?


B) ____________________________________________________.

(Im living on my own/Im living with ________ /Im married/I'm divorced.)


A) Where do you like to go on a sunny day?


B) I like _____________________ and ________________________.


A) What do you like doing on a rainy day?


B) I like ___________________ and ___________________________.


A) Where do you like going out for lunch or dinner? 


B) I like ________________________________________________.



Notes/Extra Qs:


Where are you from? is asking about country or place of birth/growing up.

Where do you live? is asking about your present home (city, village, apartment).



Section Two ~ Form-Talk 101 ~ Like to do/Like doing ~ Dialogue Practice ~


1) Like + simple verb + ing expresses what you enjoy.

I like eating out at restaurants.


2) Like + to + simple verb expresses something we consider useful or wise.

I like to get up early. I dont like to be late.


Note: Native speakers are often unaware of these rules and may not follow them.


Question forms:

1) Wh question + do/does + noun/pronoun + like + simple verb + ing + phrase

    example: What do you like doing on Sundays?


2) Wh question + do/does + noun/pronoun + like + to + simple verb + phrase

    example: Who did you like to do homework with?


Example questions:


Q1: Who do you like meeting on your birthday? What do you do? 

Q2: Who do you like to meet for advice? What kind of advice?

Q3: What do/dont you like having for breakfast? Why? 

Q4: What do/dont you like to serve your guests at home?

Q5: How often do you like taking/like to take a nap? How long?

Q6: Where do you like going/like to go by yourself?

Q7: Where do you like to exercise? (like exercising?)

Q8: When dont you like to clean your home? Tell. 

Q9: When dont you like to get up early/late? 

Q10: What do you like eating at a______ restaurant?


Make some of your own questions using the same form.





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~ How to Make a Lesson ~ 


1) In the first section, fill in the blanks, then practice your role plays on your own.


2) Then, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, perform the role plays you have created.


3) After that, perform your role play in class with a partner/several partners.


4) Finally, challenge yourself by performing the role play with no written cues.


5) In the second section, briefly discuss the form as a class. Avoid over-analysis.


6) Select two questions from the list. Practice with a partner, then in front of the class.


7) You may wish to discuss the form (section two) before the role play (section one).

The Language Works ~ Basic English ~ Lesson 1

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