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 arent strict in its use


Will + present verb: Used in making predictions or statements of fact.



~ 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 is the best/worst looking celebrity in your country? Tell.

The worst looking is Donald Trump. The best looking is Michele Obama. But it changes. 


Q2: Who is the youngest/oldest member in your family? Tell.

The youngest is my niece's niece and the oldest is my mom. Time waits for no one.


Q3: What café has the best atmosphere for conversation/study?

Some Starbucks are too noisy for conversation. Any second floors are good for study. 


Q4: What is the most dangerous place to get lost? Why?

In outer space. An astronaut's nightmare is to be released into space. But what a way to go!


Q5: What country is the happiest on the planet? For what reasons?

Many say Bhutan. When governments and people are in harmony, society flourishes.


Q6: Who is the best/worst celebrity chef/designer in your country? Tell.

The worst designer is the ripped jeans creator. The best chef is José Andrés. Google him. 


Q7: Who is the fattest/slimmest member in your family? Why?

My uncle is the fattest. He drinks too much. My grandma has always been slim. I am too!


Q8: Which holiday is the most/least stressful for you? Explain.

Christmas is stressful. Why so many presents? I like Halloween and Independence Day.


Q9: What is the most recommended place on the internet now? Tell.

Anything about AI is popular. Personal Assistant Devices (PADs) are skyrocketing in sales.


Q10: What language is the least difficult on the planet? Explain. 

The least is your own. Anything after that depends on how closely yours relates to others.








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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).