~ 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 8
Section One ~ Basic-Talk 108 ~ Neighborhood ~ Role Play Practice ~
A) Where do you live?
B) I live in a house/an apartment in_______________________________ .
A) What kind of shops or stores are there in your neighborhood?
B) There are/is______________ , ______________ , and_____________ .
(coffee shop/hair salon/bakery/dry cleaner/chicken shop/hardware store)
A) Which place in your neighborhood do you visit most often?
B) I often go to____________________________________________ .
A) Do you know any of your neighbors?
B) _____________________________________________________ .
(Yes. I know a few/Not many. Most of my neighbors keep to themselves.)
A) Is there anything that bothers you about your neighbors or neighborhood?
B) Well... _____________________________________________________ .
(We can smell cigarette smoke from our neighbors/The people above us are noisy.)
A) Are there any festivals or events in the area where you live?
B) _________________________________________________________ .
(No. It’s very boring/Yes. There is a weekend market/Yes. There are many festivals.)
A) Tell me about that.
B) Well, _____________________________________________________ .
“Shops” are small and sell retail goods, often of a single kind (clothing shops).
“Stores” are larger and sell several types of goods (variety stores such as “Daiso”).
Section Two ~ Form-Talk 108 ~ Future with Will ~ Dialogue Practice ~
This form is used to talk about a promise, prediction, decision, or threat.
On the other hand, most native speakers aren’t strict in its use…
Will + present verb: Used in making predictions or statements of fact.
Q1: Who will win the next World Cup? Why do you think so?
Q2: What will you buy the next time you go shopping? Where?
Q3: Will you ever win the lottery? Why or why not?
Q4: When will your friend/neighbor visit you? How often do you meet?
Q5: What won’t you do on your next birthday? Any reason?
Q6: What will you have for dinner tonight? this weekend? Imagine it.
Q7: Who will you meet for coffee next time? Where? When?
Q8: Will you ever buy a new car? Why or why not?
Q9: When will you travel abroad? Where will you go? Who with?
Q10: What will you never do again? What will you do again? Why?
Make some of your own questions using will (future) …
Using doubt or uncertainty
I don’t know, maybe I/they/we will ________________ .
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