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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