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?

 

 

~ Examples: Read and study the samples. Make your own answers.

 

Choose questions and write answers (recommended). Discuss with a partner or as a class.

 

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

I like meeting by best friend. We just have a quiet dinner. No big parties for me.

 

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

For advice, I usually go to the internet. I can find a variety of information about relationships.

 

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

I don’t like having sausages (bangers) and greasy potatoes. Too heavy. Makes me tired. 

 

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

I like to serve them wine and cheese. With crispy bread. If you think about it, wine is food. 

 

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

Naps are essential to my wellbeing. About 30 minutes. Some people don’t like naps. 

 

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

I like to go bicycling by myself. It’s exercise, fresh air, and a view of life in our community. 

 

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

I don’t like to exercise. I don’t like gyms. I don’t like the idea of PT or bulking. 

 

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

I like to clean something every day. When things look bad, I like to take care of it.   

 

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

Is that a trick question? Early = almost never… Late =almost always. I appreciate dreams.

 

Q10: What do you like eating at a______ restaurant? (Korean/Japanese/Thai/Family)

I’ll choose Thai: green curry, green mango spicy peanut salad, and northern dried sausage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ Make a Lesson ~ As You Like ~ Suggestions ~

 

Pre-Lesson Diary-Talk: Each student takes a turn at the beginning of class

                                                        

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 any 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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