Section One ~ Basic-Talk 101 ~ Introducing Yourself ~ Role Play Practice ~
A) Hello. I’m __________________. What's your name?
B) I’m _________________. 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?
(I’m living on my own/I’m living with ________ /I’m 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 ________________________________________________.
“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 don’t like to be late.
Note: Native speakers are often unaware of these rules and may not follow them.
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?
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/don’t you like having for breakfast? Why?
Q4: What do/don’t 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 don’t you like to clean your home? Tell.
Q9: When don’t 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.
~ 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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