~ 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 7
Section One ~ Basic-Talk 107 ~ Childhood ~ Role Play Practice ~
A) What city were you born in?
B) I was born in__________________________________________ .
A) Where did you grow up?
B) I grew up in_____________________________________________ .
A) Where did you go to elementary school?
B) I went to_______________________________________________ .
A) Did you grow up with any brothers and sisters?
B1) Yes, I had_____________________________________________ .
B2) No, I was an only child.
A) What did you like doing by yourself?
B) I liked________________________________________________ .
(reading comic books/drawing pictures/listening to music/riding my bike)
A) What did you like doing with your neighbors, siblings, or friends?
B) We liked_______________________________________________ .
(playing kickball/going to the river/hanging out at the beach/ice skating)
A) What was your favorite food, sport, and TV program when you were growing up?
B) I really liked___________________________________________ .
A) Were you a good student?
B) Well, _______________________________________________ .
In most cases, if you were born or grew up on an island, use on:
Example: I was born on Oahu Island in Honolulu in Hawaii in the USA.
“Siblings” are brothers and sisters, but this is most often used formally.
Section Two ~ Form-Talk 107 ~ Superlative Adjectives ~ Dialogue Practice ~
A superlative adjective is used to compare three or more things.
List of superlative adjectives:
1) One syllable or ending in y:
late – latest / kind – kindest / early – earliest / mean – meanest
2) Two or more syllables:
recommended – most/least recommended ~ difficult – most/least difficult
helpful – most/least helpful ~ confusing – most/least confusing
3) Different forms:
good – best / bad – worst
Q1: Who is the best/worst looking celebrity in your country? Tell.
Q2: Who is the youngest/oldest member in your family? Tell.
Q3: What café has the best atmosphere for conversation/reading?
Q4: What is the most dangerous place to get lost? Why?
Q5: What country is the happiest on the planet? For what reasons?
Q6: Who is the best/worst celebrity chef/designer in your country? Tell.
Q7: Who is the fattest/slimmest member in your family? Why?
Q8: Which holiday is the most/least stressful for you? Explain.
Q9: What is the most recommended place on the internet now? Tell.
Q10: What language is the least difficult on the planet? Explain.
Make some of your own questions using superlative adjectives…
As with comparatives, both of the following forms are acceptable:
easiest/most easy, dirtiest/most dirty, funniest/most funny,
happiest/most happy, noisiest/most noisy, simplest/most simple,
gentlest/most gentle, commonest/most common, quietest/most quiet.
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